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New Jersey Cannabis Summit: Growing a Sustainable Industry in The Garden State

NJ Cannabis Media

Flaster Greenberg will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Inaugural New Jersey Cannabis Summit, “Growing a Sustainable Industry in the Garden State” on Wednesday, October 24th at the Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township, N.J. The day-long conference, hosted by  NJ Cannabis Media, will highlight the opportunities and obstacles in this multi-billion-dollar industry.

This event will feature some of the leading experts in their field discussing the opportunities and obstacles in this multibillion dollar market.  Networking and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by a full day of panel discussions from leading experts in the cannabis industry.


7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Sponsored by Norris McLaughlin & Marcus)
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tom Curtin, President, NJ Cannabis Media

Mark Schwarz, Chief Content Officer, NJ Cannabis Media

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address

Barbara Brohl, Principal, BJ Brohl Strategies, Formerly Executive Director, Colorado Department of Revenue

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Establishing a legal and compliant cannabis business

  • Don’t overlook the importance of compliance
  • Hiring: How to find good employees
  • Choosing the right systems for your business
  • Banking, cash and security: How to handle financial dealings
  • Why diversity in boardroom and workforce is critical to success
  • Purchasing insurance. What are your needs and how much will it cost?

Devra Karlebach, CEO, GTI New Jersey

Leise Rosman, Chief Operating Officer, 4Front Ventures

George Schidlovsky, President, Curaleaf New Jersey                      

Dianna Houenou, Policy Counsel, ACLU New Jersey

Jeff Brown, Assistant Commissioner, Medicinal Marijuana Program, New Jersey Department of Health

Bob Daino, COO, Acreage Holdings

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

The application process

  • Lessons learned from the most recent ATC application process
  • How to prepare for the next round of medical licenses
  • How would adult-use licenses be different
  • Real estate and site control

Moderated By: George L. Garcia, Partner, Connell Foley

Bert Steinman, Mayor Ewing Township

Tara Sargente, CEO & Founder, Blazin Bakery

Charles Latini, Principal, Latini & Gleitz Planning

William Maer, Senior Partner, Public Strategies Impact

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Acces to Capital: Funding options for your cannabis business

Skip Motsenbocker, President, Floris Capital Management

Elizabeth Stavola, COO & President, MPX NJ

Sean Stiefel, Portfolio Manager, Navy Capital

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

PM Break

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Edinburgh Room:

Opportunities and Obstacles in running a Dispensary

  • Layout and design
  • Security
  • Packaging
  • Customer experience

George Schidlovski, President, Curaleaf New Jersey

Reed Gusciora, Mayor, City of Trenton

Restaurant 37

Opportunities and Obstacles in Manufacturing

  • Going beyond the flower: new product lines
  • Potential of edibles market
  • Efficiencies and scale

Inverness Room

Opportunities and Obstacles in Growing

  • Founding and training growers
  • How many strains?
  • Efficiencies and scale
  • Energy and power grid issues

Shaya Brodchandel, CEO, Harmony Dispensary

Michael Cromer, Regional Vice President, Pennoni


Date and Time

October 24, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Forsgate Country Club
375 Forsgate Drive
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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