BCEI AND CANNABIS INDUSTRY HOLDS SOCIAL EQUITY CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN NJ ZOOM EVENT ON 1/27/21

STARTING OFF 2021 WITH THE RIGHT CONVERSATION
                “WHAT COULD AND SHOULD SOCIAL EQUITY LOOK LIKE IN NEW JERSEY
                                 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021 | 3:00PM-5:00PM (EST)
                  CANNABIS INDUSTRY ALERT
BCEI AND CANNABIS INDUSTRY HOLDS SOCIAL EQUITY CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN NJ ZOOM EVENT ON 1/27/21 AT 3PM 
 

The Black Cannabis Equity Initiative(BCEI), African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, New Jersey CannaBusiness Association,  National Cannabis Industry Association, American Civil Liberties Union, Garden State NORML, Minorities for Medical Marijuana, NJ NAACP, Capital City Area Black Caucus, Columbia Care-New Jersey, Pure Genesis and a host of other organization, faith leaders, businesses and cannabis advocates are sponsoring a cannabis zoom event on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:00pm[See attached flyer]. The focus of this virtual event is “Cannabis Legalization in New Jersey-What Could and Should Social Equity Look Like in the Garden State?” The purpose of this gathering is to bring together cannabis stakeholders[Elected Officials, industry leaders, businesses, black community organizations and advocates] from across New Jersey to discuss the cannabis legalization journey and get current updates. In addition, BCEI has invited NJ CannaBusiness Association President Ed Deveaux,  Assemblymen Jamel Holley and Andrew Zwicker, Assemblywoman Verlina  Reynolds-Jackson, NJ Cannabis Regulatory(CRC) Executive Director Jeff Brown, African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ President, CEO & Founder and US Chamber of Commerce Member John Harmon, National Cannabis Trade Federation DEI Task Force Member & CEO, The Phax Group Tracey Syphax, Director ACLU-NJ Amol Sinha, Executive Director Garden State NORML Charlana McKeithen, NJ Cannabis Advocate Leo Bridgewater, Executive Director, Coalition for Medical Marijuana-NJ, Ken Wolski, NCIA Business Development and DEI Manager Tahir Johnson, and more. 

This second monthly cannabis legalization in NJ zoom discussion will include two Fireside Chats with cannabis industry and state leaders, a series of four(4) panels that will address a Legislative Perspective[hearing from NJ Elected Officials], Business/Industry Perspective[Hearing from business leaders], Community Perspective[hearing from community leaders] and a National Perspective[What other states are doing]. In addition, there will be a “Social Equity in NJ Overview”, a presentation of a Social Equity Business Accountability Report Card, a BCEI NJ Cannabis Social Equity Business Spotlight on cannabis thought leaders, elected officials, industry advocates and community sharing their perspective on moving the social equity cannabis needle forward in NJ. 
 
John Bailey, Convener for the BCEI said, “there is a lot to discuss around cannabis social equity. In fact there are many more questions right now, than answers. The fact that we don’t know what social equity looks like as a nation, is because historically speaking, we have never seen it. We have a unique opportunity in New Jersey and hopefully, we can find a way to level the playing field and I believe cannabis social equity is a pathway and a bridge to do that. We just need the will.” Anyone want to join the conversation can use this link:
Join Zoom Meeting[1/27 Only]
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83377906861?pwd=WWNDS2NmN1R6dHE5Z3gzUDVrVzlpQT09
Meeting ID: 833 7790 6861
Passcode: 488756
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