CannaGather is the largest cannabis industry community in the New York City Metro area. Join us for a lecture style event with amazing speakers plus a great networking community. No cannabis consumption is allowed at our events, due to New Jersey State law...we hope this will change!
Due to high demand we are taking the show on the road. Trenton had a substantial amount of interest during this past round of applications. 45 companies applied in the Central Region, 30 of these firms targeted Trenton as a destination. Read more here : New Jersey DOH Receives 146 Applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.
Al Harrington - Director, A former NBA star, New Jersey native and owner of Viola Extracts, Al produces more than $4 million in sales in Colorado and he cultivates over 100,000 square feet of cannabis in four states. Viola Extracts has been operating in Colorado since 2014. Currently, they supply over 100 dispensaries throughout the state. IN addition to cannabis reform, Al is focused on giving back through The Al Harrington Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 2007 to provide educational and life-enriching opportunities for youth affected by poverty, illness, abuse or neglect in New Jersey. Through strong relationships with the State, Media and partnering Foundations, The Al Harrington Foundation worked to raise public awareness of children at risk and offer dedicated programs to encourage children to fully develop and realize their potential.
Ruben Baerga, COO Green Medicine NJ, Green Medicine is a pioneer in the marijuana industry, perfecting its expertise cultivating and dispensing high-quality award-winning strains over the last 9 years. They currently hold 20 licenses across Colorado and Arizona and applied for a license in the central region of New Jersey this past August. Green Medicine maintains a deep-rooted commitment to providing its patients with high-quality, consistent medicinal marijuana as well as the operation of robust research and educational programs to expand the body of knowledge around medicinal marijuana.
Nelson Guerrero is the Executive Director of the Cannabis Cultural Association. He is a bilingual Ecuadorian-American, who is an alumnus of City University of New York, Lehman College. After successfully educating his traditional, Latin family about the benefits of cannabis, Nelson co-founded the Cannabis Cultural Association in 2016. Through the CCA Nelson works to end the stigma around cannabis use by educating all people, both in English and in Spanish, about the benefits that cannabis offers. The CCA achieved § 501(c)(3) non-profit status in February 2017 and, among other things, emphasizes criminal justice reform, promotes access to medical cannabis, and advocates legalization for adult-use of cannabis. He has coordinated and organized several events for cannabis education, entrepreneurship, and advocacy/activism. Nelson and the CCA are currently plaintiffs suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and The Drug Enforcement Agency. alongside Alexis Bortell, Marvin Washington, Jose Belen and Jagger Cote, for the removal of cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act.
David Wenger, Esq, author of "The Green Regulatory Arbitrage: A Case for Investing in US Multi-State Vertically-Integrated Cannabis Companies". He will share key takeaways impacting the Cannabis investing landscape. While cannabis is federally illegal, vast state-regulated markets are rapidly expanding for medical and adult-use cannabis. Cannabis will be transformative for modern healthcare, wellness, and relaxation.