CANNABIS INDUSTRY AND BLACK COMMUNITY HOLD WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AND CANNABIS SOCIAL EQUITY IN THE GARDEN ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH FROM 3:00PM-5:15PM

CANNABIS INDUSTRY ALERT:
BCEI AND CANNABIS INDUSTRY HOLDS LEGALIZATION IN NJ ZOOM EVENT ON WEDNESDAY,
MARCH 17, 3:00PM-5:15PM[EST]

The Black Cannabis Equity Initiative(BCEI), African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, New Jersey CannaBusiness Association,, American Civil Liberties Union, Minorities for Medical Marijuana, NJ NAACP, Capital City Area Black Caucus, Columbia Care-New Jersey, Pure Genesis, Trulieve, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, Coalition for Medical Marijuana-NJ and a host of other organization, faith leaders, businesses and cannabis advocates are sponsoring a cannabis zoom event on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:15pm[See attached flyer]. This is the fourth of the BCEI monthly zoom series and the focus of these virtual events 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.

Confirmed speakers include NJ Assemblymen Jamel Holley and Andrew Zwicker, Princeton Mayor Mark Freda, NJ County Commissioner Sam Frisby, CEO Pure Genesis Faye Coleman, Chief of Health Policy & Innovation 1906 Jackie Cornell, Ital Herbal Gardens & Apothecary CEO Suzan Nickelson, VP NJ CannaBusiness Association Marianne Bays, CEO LivLuV Makeda J. Marley, CEO Tara Misu LLC & Bazin Bakery Tara Misu, NJ CannaBusiness Association General Counsel Bill Caruso, National Cannabis Trade Federation President & Partner Vicente Sederberg Christian Sederberg, NJ Cannabis Consultant & Community Advocate Leo Bridgewater, Coalition for Medical Marijuana-NJ Executive Director, Ken Wolski, Curio Wellness Social Equity Fund Managing Director Jerel Registre, and MedPharm Research & Development CEO Albert Gutierrez.

This fourth monthly cannabis legalization in NJ zoom discussion will include three Fireside Chats with national cannabis industry and state leaders, a series of panels that will address women in NJ’s cannabis industry, legalization impact on state, counties and municipalities and social equity opportunities in the current landscape. In addition, there will be presentations on hot topic issues like access to capital, accounting, cannabis laws as well as research and development, a Social Equity Business Accountability Report Card and BCEI NJ Cannabis Social Equity Spotlight featuring remarks by Roz McCarthy, Founder & CEO, Minorities for Medical Marijuana.

TENTATIVE AGENDA INCLUDES:
WELCOME | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS | SPONSOR RECOGNITION
BCEI SOCIAL EQUITY FIRESIDE CHATS WITH NATIONAL LEADERS & NJ CANNABIS ADVOCATES
BCEI SOCIAL EQUITY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PANEL
BCEI SOCIAL EQUITY DISCUSSION WITH NJ MAYORS, STATE LEGISLATORS, COUNTY COMMISSIONERS & INDUSTRY LEADERS
BCEI SOCIAL EQUITY PRESENTATION ON ACCESS TO CAPITAL
BCEI SOCIAL EQUITY PRESENTATION ON ACCOUNTING ISSUES-WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED
BCEI SOCIAL EQUITY PRESENTATION ON LEGAL ISSUES-WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED
BCEI SOCIAL EQUITY PRESENTATION ON CANNABIS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT-WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED
BCEI SPECIAL SOCIAL EQUITY “RECOGNITION FOR TAHIR JOHNSON”

John Bailey, Convener for the BCEI said, “this month’s conversation will be a packed agenda and an acknowledgement of women in the NJ cannabis industry and having Roz McCarthy speak will be inspirational. Further, this is an opportunity to discuss a number of industry hot topics as well as hear from top-notch speakers and cannabis thought experts.” Anyone want to join the conversation can use this link:
Join Zoom Meeting[3/17 Only]
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88319953982?pwd=bHZwVnQwVEx0NmJZbXlESEJ0cURvdz09
Meeting ID: 883 1995 3982
Passcode: 127963

For more information contact John Bailey at 720-629-0964 or johnbailey062@gmail.com

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