Michele N. Siekerka, Esq. President & Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA)

Chrissy Buteas Chief Government Affairs Officer, New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA)

Ray Cantor Vice President, Government Affairs, New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA)

Aubrey Flanagan Manager of Professional and Corporate Development, Raritan Valley Community College’s Workforce Training Center

Kyle Hays Senior Talent Acquisition Analyst, Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.

Tanner Hickman Vice President Safety & Logistics, Triple S Steel Holdings, Inc.

Beau W. Huch Of Counsel at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

Jennifer Maden Assistant Dean & Director of Graduate Studies for the Rohrer College of Business, Rowan University

Scott Rudder Partner, Burton Trent Public Affairs, and Founder & President at the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association

Jay Sabin Of Counsel, Brach Eichler LLC

Kerri A. Wright Principal, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.


8:00 a.m.

Registration, Networking & Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m.

What Do the Regulations Mean for Workplace Drug Policies?

New Jersey law will allow people to legally use and carry marijuana as long as they follow the specified regulations outlined in the Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMMA). The law also regulates employers’ responsibilities and employees’ rights regarding marijuana use as it relates to the workplace.

This panel of experts will discuss how the changes will affect your workplace policies including criminal histories, drug screening, federal contractors in NJ and medical cannabis.

10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 a.m.

Workforce Development Needs for the Industry

The New Jersey Cannabis industry is growing. There are about 130,000 medical marijuana patients in the state, with an estimated roughly 800,000 potential recreational consumers, and fewer than 800,000 estimated “tourism” consumers, according to the commission. As demand continues to grow for an educated workforce, competition for labor will increase.

This panel of experts will discuss what's on the horizon for employment in the industry, why employment models with upward mobility, employee benefits and culture are important. They will also discuss the professional skills that can directly translate to opportunities in the commercial cannabis industry.

11:30 a.m.

Closing Remarks

Remarks will begin at 8:30 a.m.
There will be a live Q&A session following remarks.
The in-person part of this program is being held at NJBIA with limited capacity.
Attendees can also participate virtually.

Questions or technical issues? 

Please contact the NJBIA Event Team


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  • 10 W Lafayette Street, Trenton, NJ, 08608 US


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