2019 New Jersey Cannabis Convention

Sept 14-15, 2019 | AC Convention Center | Atlantic City, NJ
Exhibit Hall hours: Sat 11am-5pm | Sun 10am-3pm

SATURDAY

Sept 14, 2019

Go to Sunday

David Cunic
David Cunic
David M. Cunic is a licensed physical therapist, business consultant, certified leadership coach, and cannabis ...
Adam Connors
Adam Connors
Adam Connors is a sought-after speaker, social architect, podcast host and super-connector who has transformed ...

10:00AM – 1:00PM | How to Increase your Social Capital to Raise Capital

Learn how to attract investors and ACTUALLY have them invest in your company!

Saturday Workshop – This 3 hour program requires a separate ticket and registration

 

This high energy, interactive presentation is focused on new start-up companies which require initial funding as well as, pre-existing companies which  need additional capital to expand their current operations.  The audience will be given specific guidelines on how to properly prepare all the necessary materials before presenting to investors as well as, learn best practice presentation formats.

This workshop will center around the power of networking and basic investor relations.  The audience will gain a clear understanding of how to truly network, learn precise strategies and tools they can implement immediately to help kickstart their capital raising efforts. The audience will ultimately walk away with the confidence and key strategies to successfully raise the capital to take their business to the next level.

Emily Lorcheim
Emily Lorcheim
Emily Lorcheim graduated from Rutgers University School of Business, and further gained a Masters of Business ...

12:00PM |  Remediation Methods within the Cannabis Industry

Mold is an ever-present obstacle within the cannabis industry. An outbreak at any point in the process could result in an entire crop being lost. Mold spores can easily pass via the air, plant to plant, and various other ways. The monetary and time ramifications are so extreme that it could place an entire facility in great financial harm. In order to prevent these issues from occurring, there are various methods that could take place that are both innovative and effective. With years of experience on decontamination and disinfection, Emily Lorcheim is able to enlighten the audience on precautionary methods to prevent mold and mildew from seeds to the final product, and everything in between. Methods discussed will include chlorine dioxide gas, liquids, as well as ultraviolet light. Studies regarding lab studies on the effects of such measures on the chemical makeup of cannabis plants with also be discussed.

1:00PM |  KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Dr Monica Taing

 In New Jersey, the future of medical cannabis and the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program (NJ MMP) is rapidly growing, especially since Governor Phil Murphy signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act. There are boundless opportunities for engaging medical professionals, providing accredited healthcare provider training, and clinical research opportunities focusing on the therapeutic safety, efficacy, ease of use, cost, and harm reduction strategies in the Garden State.  

Jennifer Cabrera
Jennifer Cabrera
Jennifer Cabrera is counsel at Vicente Sederberg and co-manages the firm’s New York office. She primarily ...

2:00PM | Hemp Here and Now: Regulations, Research and Opportunities in the Mid Atlantic

In this session leading New Jersey cannabis attorney Jennifer Cabrera will empower the audience with an in-depth and up-to-date look at local and national hemp regulations, and why and how states are doing it differently after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. This session will be especially important for businesses in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania as Jennifer will also look at the latest research and new and pending legislation, and how they will shape everything from labeling of items containing CBD, to international trade of hemp.

3:00PM | The Cannabinoid Content of Strains Available in New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program

Take an inside look at the medicinal products available in New Jersey. Learn from your the experts how to make the right decision when it comes to choosing strains.

Speaker: Thomas Coogan

Dr. Mary Clifton
Dr. Mary Clifton is an Internal Medicine doctor in New York City. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s ...

4:00PM | CBD and Cannabis as Alternative Treatments to Opiates

Dr. Mary specializes in the ways that CBD/Cannabis can work on a wide range of diagnosis including autism, cancer, anxiety, stress, physical pain sexual performance and other symptoms rather than traditional therapies that involve opiates and other addictive and dangerous drugs.

David Cunic
David Cunic
David M. Cunic is a licensed physical therapist, business consultant, certified leadership coach, and cannabis ...
Adam Connors
Adam Connors
Adam Connors is a sought-after speaker, social architect, podcast host and super-connector who has transformed ...

Saturday Workshop – This 3 hour program requires a separate ticket and registration

10:00AM – 1:00PM | How to increase your social capital to raise capital. Learn how to attract investors and ACTUALLY have them invest in your company

This high energy, interactive presentation is focused on new start-up companies which require initial funding as well as, pre-existing companies which  need additional capital to expand their current operations.  The audience will be given specific guidelines on how to properly prepare all the necessary materials before presenting to investors as well as, learn best practice presentation formats.

This workshop will center around the power of networking and basic investor relations.  The audience will gain a clear understanding of how to truly network, learn precise strategies and tools they can implement immediately to help kickstart their capital raising efforts. The audience will ultimately walk away with the confidence and key strategies to successfully raise the capital to take their business to the next level.

Saturday Convention Programming – open to all attendees

Tony Gallo
Tony Gallo
Managing Partner, Sapphire Risk Advisory Group
Tony Gallo specializes in security and loss prevention for high-risk businesses. He has more than 30 years’ ...

12:00PM |  Designing a Cannabis Security Plan

Understanding the importance of a good cannabis security strategy can be the difference winning a license as well as remaining in business once you receive your license. Proper security policies and procedures have become a major challenge for many cannabis businesses nationwide. As profit margins become tighter, cannabis businesses need to find ways to reduce these losses and better manage their company’s bottom line and profitability. This presentation is designed to educate the cannabis business owner and future business owners on best practices for designing a cannabis security plan that will help protect them from theft as well as keeping employees and customers safe.

Steve Schain
Steve Schain
Hoban Law Group
...

1:00PM |  KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Steve Schain, Esq. 

What Comes Next: Lessons Learned from California and Canada and Why New Jersey Ancillary Businesses Will Be More Profitable

Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
MG Miller Intellectual Property Law LLC
...

2:00PM |  Intellectual Property and Your Canna-Business

Curious about how to protect your stuff? Come check out what federal and state protections are available to your company, and how other companies have successfully leveraged their IP

Harman Singh Johar
Harman Singh Johar
Chandaria Capital
Harman is a Foodtech entrepreneur with a grounding in Agtech sciences. He advises international firms on tech and ...

3:00PM |  Industry Insights on Getting Hired in the Cannabiz

This panel has industry recruiters and hiring managers discussing insights on how professionals can transition into the cannabis industry. From educational platform recommendations to networking tips and personal industry stories, the panel will cater to attendees looking for seeking a job or a professional network.

Landon Dais
Landon Dais
National Director of Partnerships
Landon Dais Esq. is currently the National Director of Partnerships at MedMen, prior to being National Director he ...

4:00PM |  Diversity and the Future of Cannabis

As the medical cannabis industry evolves, so must the level of diversity invested in it. Find out how New Jersey activists and legislatures are making sure social equity is front and center. 

SUNDAY

Sept 15 2019

Go to Saturday

Sunday Convention Programming – open to all attendees

11:00AM | Budding Business Opportunities

Understand key regulatory issues potentially applicable to marijuana-related businesses, including the present roles of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Internal Revenue Service, and Treasury Department, as well as International Treaties signed by the United States Understand the implications of marijuana related to substantive areas of the law, including employment, intellectual property, insurance, bankruptcy and business formation

12:00PM |  KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dasheeda Dawson

Green Rush in Pharm Country: New Jersey’s Transformation to National Medical Marijuana Leader

Home to 14 of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies, New Jersey has become one of the country’s major hubs for the elite “Pharm” country, providing the state with a robust workforce of highly credentialed, scientific professionals. Leveraging this existing community and the 22,000 students per year graduating with degrees in life sciences, New Jersey could rapidly grow to become the largest and most influential medical marijuana market in the country. Undoubtedly, New Jersey is already respected globally for its strength in the bio-pharmaceutical and medical device industries. With a comprehensive list of qualifying ailments, a highly supportive governor and motivated department of health focused on (re)education, the state of NJ’s medical market has the potential to lead the nation on integration of rapidly advancing medical knowledge of cannabis and innovative (and cost effective) delivery mechanisms that improve bio-availability and dosing; all of which can lead to more satisfied patient and health professional experiences as the medical marijuana market evolves. 

This session will highlight key business opportunities on the future horizon within the NJ medical marijuana industry, specifically showcasing 3 strategic must-dos in 2020 for budding entrepreneurs. With industry insights from the past history of the state program, current updates to the regulations and significant learnings from across our global M4MM network, I will walk through global strategies that NJ operators, across the business ecosystem, can leverage to succeed in the cannabis industry now and going forward. 

Tara Sargente
Tara Sargente
CEO and founder
...

1:00PM | Navigating NJ legal Policy for your Canna Biz

It’s hard enough to succeed as a small business owner in an established industry, never mind one so new and rapidly evolving as cannabis.  Tara Sargente (known in the industry as “Tara Misu”) is the CEO and founder of Blazin’ Bakery, New Jersey’s first legal edibles company.   She will be sharing insight from  her near decade of experience working closely with NJ legislators and activists to shape policy and advance cannabis  legalization in the state.
Mark Doherty
Mark Doherty
Director of Sales for the Eastern Region, urban-gro
Mark Doherty is the Director of Sales for the Eastern Region at urban-gro, a leading technologies company ...

2:00PM | 5 Factors of Successful Design/Build for Cannabis Cultivation

In an interactive session presented by a leading cultivation and lighting technologist, we share integrated solutions and technology best practices to maximize your investment and construction dollars. Our team also shares successful design and construction practices to ensure optimal equipment selection, installation and facility operations. Commercial cultivators and investors will walk away with design and construction road-map to success. There will be ample time left for the audience’s most challenging questions.

11:00AM | Cannabis, Opiates and Pain: Exploring Cannabis as a Replacer, Enhancer and Crisis Averter with Prescription Drugs

In this session New Jersey Registered Nurse Jessie Gill will explain how patients are using cannabis as a Replacer, Enhancer and Crisis Averter. She will cover the different types of pain our bodies experience and how cannabis addresses each type of pain specifically. Nurse Jessie will also explain how cannabis interacts with opiates and other prescription medicines.

12:00PM |  KEYNOTE SPEAKER – MAIN STAGE ONLY

“Green Rush in Pharm Country: New Jersey’s Transformation to National Medical Marijuana Leader”

Tiffany Cauthen
Tiffany Cauthen
Tiffany is a technical sales representative at Ai Vacuum. She represents most of the East Coast, Oregon, and ...

1:00PM | A Product and Process Design Guide

Extraction is a dynamic, fast growing sub-industry of cannabis and hemp legalization that has opened medicinal and recreational use to a huge variety of different products humans and even their pets may enjoy.  Often cannabis and hemp growers approach the manufacturers of equipment used in the many steps of the process of bringing the plant to market on how they make everything from edibles to dabables, creams, pills, tinctures, and it is easy to get lost in the steps.  Tiffany will present the basic concept of each and what to look for when picking your extractor, extraction process and post-processing equipment, everything needed to bring the green to gold.

Christine Harootunian
Christine Harootunian
Best CBD for Fido
Private cannabis consultation to pet owners seeking advice for the use and management of cannabis products for ...

2:00PM | Pet Cannabis 101: Science and Practice

Scientific research examining the safety and efficacy of cannabis for pets has lagged behind this surge in use. Most pet owners are resorting to word of mouth recommendations that are accumulating online at an exponential rate, along with the number of cannabis products being marketed to them. Fortunately, research is beginning to emerge, some of which is very promising. Research focusing on several common pet maladies will be presented in understandable terms. It will then be translated into practical approaches, including form dosage of cannabis products.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will:

  1. Understand the current state of research examining the role of cannabis compounds in specific illnesses in pet animals
  2. Understand the practical applications of research results to pets
  3. Be able to identify the appropriate cannabis product for common pet ailments