Stockton University Hosts Free Forum to Explore the Potential Economic Impacts of Cannabis Legalization

New Jersey Students are Training for Jobs of the Future.

Will Those Jobs Ever be in the Garden State?

 

Stockton University Hosts Free Forum to Explore the Potential Economic Impacts

of Cannabis Legalization

 

GALLOWAY, NJ – What could marijuana legalization mean for the Garden State’s economy and especially for young people looking to launch a career in the emerging industry?

 

On Monday, April 29th, Stockton University will host a discussion on the future of legal cannabis and its effects on New Jersey’s economy. With pending legislation to legalize the adult use of cannabis and greatly expand the existing medical cannabis program, a panel of student leaders, industry experts and local area workers will share insights on how cannabis can be a driver for local economic development, and discuss the tens of thousands of jobs the industry will create (and Stockton University students are preparing to fill).

 

The event is sponsored by the Stockton University chapter of Students Organizing for Marijuana Research and Transparency (SMART), Weedmaps, the Compassionate Care Foundation and the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association.

 

When:                          Monday, April 29, 2019; 4:30 PM – 7:30PM

 

Where:                                       Stockton University,

Main Complex, L Wing Room 112

101 Vera King Farris Drive

Galloway, NJ 08205

 

Who:                            Bridget Hill Zayat, Adjunct Professor of Law at Stockton University

Jenna Misciascio, President of the Student Marijuana Alliance for Research & Transparency at Stockton University

Kelli Hykes, Director of Government Relations at Weedmaps

Tim Weigand, Dispensary and Facilities Manager of the Compassionate Care Foundation

Kelly Crosson, Vice President of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association

Renato Paoli, Assistant Grower at the Compassionate Care Foundation

 

Schedule:                                   Networking and Reception: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Panel Discussion: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Post Panel Networking: 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM

 

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The Stockton Student Marijuana Alliance for Research and Transparency (SMART) is comprised of three main goals, education, research, and career development. The organization strives to educate students about Cannabis as well its components, THC and CBD, while collecting data from the university population to ideally use to power SMART research initiatives.

 

Weedmaps is the cloud platform powering the cannabis industry, running the full stack from application infrastructure to end user devices. Weedmaps technology hosts a community where businesses and consumers can search and discover cannabis products, become educated on all things cannabis, review cannabis businesses and connect with other like-minded users.

 

The New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing the legalization of cannabis. Its mission is to promote sensible policy, responsible growth and development of New Jersey’s cannabis industry. The NJCIA is the industry leader for all sectors including biotechnology, cultivation, manufacturing, retail, finance, security, industrial hemp, and consulting services.

 

The Compassionate Care Foundation is a New Jersey dispensary run by a team of counselors and growers dedicated to cultivating a high-grade, quality medication. The Foundation strives to provide pharmaceutical cannabis to patients in a safe, comfortable, and private environment.

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