June 23, 2024


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Over 200 new N.J. legal weed businesses are vying to open, and this ‘bootcamp’ event can help

The state has issued temporary permits to some 230 new cannabis businesses since early spring as New Jersey’s nascent legal weed market begins to expand. Already 16 dispensaries are now serving medical patients and adult recreational cannabis throughout the state — and that number is expected to increase in the coming months.

To that end, NJ Cannabis Insider Live — known for its conferences, meetups and job fairs — has designed a new learning experience set for Sept. 15 to serve this emerging multi-billion dollar industry.

Presented by Weedmaps, the all-day, multi-track conference will put an emphasis on serving New Jersey’s small-businesses, temporary permit-holders and future operators. To register, go here.

“We’re billing our fall conference as a bootcamp for new businesses and an accelerator for cannabis companies that are already off the ground,” said Enrique Lavin, NJ Cannabis Insider’s publisher and editor. “Instead of hosting panels with multiple speakers, we want to create more of a focused classroom setting with industry leaders as the educators. We want attendees to walk away with the tools, information and partners they need to succeed.”

The bootcamp, which will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Princeton, will help small businesses working toward getting full approval by the state to open, as well as future applicants who are serious about getting into the cannabis space.

Programming will be complete with immersive workshops, interactive panels and niche discussions geared toward both the budding business owner and seasoned cannabis professional.

With two carefully curated program tracks, ample networking sessions and a vendor showcase, attendees will walk away with the viable tools, information and resources needed to establish and expand. Several of the educational programs expand on NJ Cannabis Insider’s popular CannaTalk sessions.

For start-up businesses and newcomers, expect informative and hands-on sessions with actionable takeaways, including:

  • How to write a business plan
  • Steps to submitting a permit application to the state
  • Financing your business
  • Everything you need to know about real estate and building

For more established cannabis businesses, expect to learn about emerging trends, advancements in cannabis technology and best practices to help your cannabis business continue to thrive.

In addition to Weedmaps, sponsors and vendors so far include: Hance Construction, The Botanist, Magazzu Law Firm, Cannaspire Consultants, HBK CPAs & Valuations, Cova Software, McLaughlin & Stern law, SAX Accounting & Advisory

“As any insider who knows NJ Cannabis Insider will tell you, tickets sell out fast,” Lavin said. “Don’t wait until the last minute to register.”

As part of NJ Cannabis Insider’s commitment to supporting social equity, tickets for qualified minority-owned businesses are deeply discounted.

For more information about the Sept. 15 conference and to purchase a ticket, go here.

NJ Cannabis Insider is a weekly subscriber-based online trade journal and events group produced by NJ Advance Media, which also publishes NJ.com, The Star-Ledger and other affiliated papers. Are you interested in the N.J. cannabis industry? Subscribe here for insider exclusives. Follow us on LinkedIn.