New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association taps Hugh O’Beirne to Serve as Board President

New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association taps

Hugh O’Beirne to Serve as Board President; Salutes outgoing President Pete Cammarano, newly appointed Chief-of-Staff to Governor-Elect Phil Murphy   


Trenton, New Jersey – Today, the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association (NJCIA) announced the selection of its new President, Hugh O’Beirne who will be replacing former NJCIA President and founder Pete Cammarano, who has been selected to serve as Chief of Staff to Governor-Elect Phil Murphy. 


Hugh O’Beirne is an attorney who has recently served as an Executive Vice President and the Chief Legal Officer of a publicly traded real estate investment trust.  Prior to that, he practiced corporate and securities law with two major national law firms.  Mr. O’Beirne is a long-time advocate for the legalization of cannabis and is an experienced investor in the medical marijuana industry on the east coast.


“Its an honor for me to be chosen by my colleagues to lead this association, especially at this critical point in time. Pete did an exceptional job with founding this organization. We wish him the best of luck in the Governor’s Office and all future endeavors. From a political perspective, New Jersey will soon be well-positioned to finally enact sensible legislation and regulations that expand our current medical marijuana program and legalize adult-use cannabis, laying the foundation for what will become one of our state’s most prosperous industries,” said O’Beirne.


The NJCIA congratulates Governor-elect Phil Murphy on his Election Day victory and looks forward to working with the Governor-elect and is new administration to move New Jersey forward by promoting the legalization of cannabis and by expanding our medical marijuana program.

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The New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing the legalization of cannabis in the Garden State.

NJCIA’s mission is to promote sensible policy, responsible development, and growth of a legalized cannabis-based economy. The NJCIA strives to be the industry leader for all sectors including: industrial hemp, biotechnology, cultivation, manufacturing, finance, retail, security, and consulting services. Further information about the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association can be found at

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