NJ Cannabis Media -
September 24, 2018

iAnthus’ Ford, Simply Pure’s James to appear at NJ Cannabis Summit

Written by Marc Schwarz

Hadley Ford, CEO and director of iAnthus Capital Holdings, and Wanda James, CEO of Simply Pure Dispensaries, will join Barbara Brohl, the former executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue who helped to develop legislation and rules around regulatory and enforcement matters for the marijuana industry, as speakers at NJ Cannabis Media’s inaugural New Jersey Cannabis Summit“Growing a Sustainable Industry in the Garden State,” Wednesday, Oct. 24,  at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township.

The trio will be joined at the event by speakers, moderators and panelists representing a broad cross-section of the industry that includes:

Shaya Brodchandel: chief executive officer of Harmony Dispensary.

Jeff Brown: assistant commissioner, Medicinal Marijuana Program, New Jersey Department of Health.

Michael Cromer: regional vice president, Pennoni.

Bob Daino: chief operating officer of Acreage Holdings.

Keya C. Denner: member, Norris McLaughlin P.A.

John D. Fanburg: managing member, Brach Eichler LLC.

George L. Garcia: partner, Connell Foley.

Kay Garcia: CEO, Women Grow.

Dianna Houenou: policy counsel, ACLU New Jersey.

Devra Karlebach: chief executive officer of GTI New Jersey.

Charles Latini: principal, Latini & Gleitz Planning.

William Maer: senior partner, Public Strategies Impact.

Peter Marcum: communications director, Terrapin Care Station.

Skip Motsenbocker: president and co-founder of Floris Capital Management LLC.

Zahid Quraishi: partner, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti.

Leise Rosman: chief operating officer of 4Front Ventures.

Tara Sargente: owner and founder of Blazin’ Bakery.

George Schidlovsky: president of Curaleaf New Jersey.

Beth Stavola: chief operating officer and president of MPX NJ.

Sean Stiefel: founder, Navy Capital LLC.

Bert Steinman: mayor of Ewing Township.

Stacey D. Udell: director of valuation and litigation services, HBK.

New Jersey Cannabis Summit – current sponsors include Brach Eichler, Connell Foley, Norris McLaughlin P.A., Pennoni, Public Strategies Impact, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP – will highlight the opportunities and obstacles in this multi-billion-dollar industry in the Garden State. It will focus on doing business in an industry that faces unique issues – especially while marijuana remains prohibited at the federal level.

The all-day event, which will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., includes:

Panel: 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?

Panel: 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

Panel: Access to capital: Funding options for your cannabis business

Breakout session: Opportunities and obstacles in running a dispensary

  • Layout and design
  • Security
  • Packaging
  • Customer experience

Breakout session: Opportunities and obstacles in opening an ancillary business

  • Logistics and fulfillment
  • Working with plant-touching vs. non-plant touching
  • Products vs. services

Breakout session: Opportunities and obstacles in growing

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

More speakers and panelists will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Forsgate Country Club is located at 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township.

The summit will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $95.

For information about becoming a sponsor, contact Tom Curtin at tcurtin@njcannabismedia.com.

For more information and tickets: www.bit.ly/njcannasummit








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