New Jersey Cannabis at a Crossroads: Navigating Complex Regulatory, Business, and Legal Issues

New Jersey Cannabis at a Crossroads: Navigating Complex Regulatory, Business, and Legal Issues
June 5, 2018

New Jersey is on the precipice of major changes to how it treats cannabis. One such change relates to the much-anticipated and dramatic expansion of New Jersey’s medical marijuana program and another relates to proposed legislation to legalize adult use of marijuana in the Garden State. This complimentary symposium, “New Jersey Cannabis at a Crossroads: Navigating Complex Regulatory, Business, and Legal Issues,” will feature speakers from a diverse set of disciplines, and will offer a little something for everyone, from cannabis industry executives to patients, from lawyers to regulators, from employees to employers, and many others in between. In light of Gov. Murphy’s recently-announced marijuana program expansion plans, the Garden State has quickly come into focus for regional and national players, alike.  

The symposium will feature several panel discussions with speakers from Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, the Business of Cannabis, as well as cannabis business executives. The speakers will address a variety of regulatory, business and legal issues that are unique to the cannabis space. Topics covered will include:

  • A legal primer on the federal and state landscapes of cannabis regulation;
  • Best practices for raising capital for and structuring your cannabis business;
  • Issues and uncertainties that cannabis regulations at the state level have caused for employers;
  • Impact of the Executive Order 6 Report, pending legislation regarding adult use, and social justice reform; and
  • Lessons learned from leading cannabis operators in North America on their successes and challenges, and what it takes to operate a successful cannabis business.

In addition to the topics above, we will hear from a keynote speaker on New Jersey’s plans in the cannabis space.

For questions, please contact Mary Brightman at 215.972.7773 or mary.brightman@saul.com.

Panel 1: Navigating the Complexities of Cannabis Regulation  
This panel will offer a legal primer on the conflicting federal and state laws in the cannabis space. While the conversation will address state laws generally, it will present a deeper discussion of New Jersey laws and regulations, specifically.

Panel 2: Public Safety, Social Justice and Law Enforcement
This panel will focus on public safety concerns, e.g., crime, impaired driving, diversion, children; and social justice issues implicated by Cannabis legalization, e.g., clemency, expungement, diversity and economic inclusion.

Panel 3: Business Matters- How to Form, Fund, and Plan Your Cannabis business
This panel will discuss best practices in structuring your cannabis business to operate and raise money (if necessary).

Technology Breakout Sessions with Industry Leaders
Each breakout leader will be seated at a table around the room where attendees can have one-on-one and small group conversations with them about their respective area.

Panel 4: HR and Cannabis- Hiring, Firing, and Drug testing
This panel will discuss the issues and uncertainties that cannabis regulations at the state level have caused for employers, including providing reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, drug testing and conditional job offers.

Panel 5: NJ’s Cannabis Laws: What’s on the Books and What’s on the Horizon?
This panel will include an informal discussion regarding the changes proposed in the Executive Order 6 Report, proposed legislation on cannabis including adult use and medical and social justice reform issues.

Panel 6: How it Works: A Discussion with Operators and MRB’s
Hear from leading cannabis operators in North America on their successes and challenges, and what it takes to operate a successful cannabis business.

Advance registration is required.

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