Accelerate Cannabis

Feb 19, 2019, 5:00 PM
Feb 19, 2019, 9:00 PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
$ 239–299

About Accelerate Cannabis

Accelerate Cannabis is a premier educational and networking event for anyone interested in cannabis to learn about the New Jersey market and meet their peers from around the country.

It also presents an opportunity for representatives of the nation’s top cannabis firms and brands interested in breaking into New Jersey.

From one of the producers who brought you last year's New Jersey Cannabis Symposiums, where over 1200 attendees helped spur dozens of media-mentions and draw attention to the excitement of the local industry.

Hear from data scientists, application consultants, local government experts, ancillary business owners, and cannabis brand leaders as they discuss how New Jersey is prepared for adult-use legislation and the expansion of the medical program.

This event brings together some of the industry’s top minds on social advocacy, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement to help clarify the state’s priorities towards these topics and how best to approach community involvement and social equity.

Meet attendees from New Jersey, the tri-state area, and across the country interested in the cannabis industry and learn how to self-brand for the expanding industries in our region.

Learn from cannabis pioneers whose experience with shifting regulations, complex corporate structure, federal limitations, and local licensing patterns will save you time and energy as your ideas mature in the next few years.


Ellie Siegel
Founder and CEO Longview Strategic
Jeff Brown
Assistant Commissioner, Medicinal Marijuana Program NJ Department of Health Assistant
Geoff Pope
Vice President Aon Risk Solutions
Debra Borchardt
CEO, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief Green Market Report
Maruf Raza, CPA CA
National Director of Public Companies MNP
Dara Servis
Co-Founder and Executive Director New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association
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Chris Driessen
President Organa Brands
Dianna Houenou
Policy Counsel ACLU of New Jersey
Kristin Jordan
Troy Kaplan
Director of New Markets
Dasheeda Dawson
Founder, CEO & President MJM Strategy
Katie Kincaid
Director of Public Affairs Eaze
Bridget Hill-Zayat


Longview Strategic
Stark & Stark
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
Organa Brands
The Green Team
ePac Flexible Packaging


High NY
ACLU of New Jersey
Green Market Report
Gilda’s Club South Jersey (GCSJ)
New Jersey CannaBusiness Association
MJM Strategy
New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association
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Wharton Cannabis Business Club

Registration, Networking, Food & Drink
Enjoy the Delicious Spread and Open Bar

Welcome & Session #1
International and Domestic Opportunity Assessment
NJ Legislative Updates
Principles of Social Equity

Networking, Food & Drink
Enjoy the Delicious Spread and Open Bar

Session #2
NJ Medical Program Expansion
Transitioning to an Adult-Use Market
The Evolution of License Application Preparation

Stretch and Grab a Beverage

Session #3
Real Estate Insights
Banking, Taxes, and Risk Management
Protecting Your Business

Session #4
Economics and Investment Perspectives
Products and Innovations
Forming Lasting Strategic Partnerships