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This 4-week New Jersey Cannabis Licensing Workshop will provide those looking to enter the NJ cannabis industry with an overview of what it takes to apply for and operate a state-licensed cannabis establishment. This virtual workshop will discuss the history of cannabis federally; the history of cannabis legalization in NJ and the 2022 state and municipal application process for various cannabis licenses. Students can expect to receive an understanding of the do’s and don’ts of application preparedness and what we can expect to see moving forward. Students can also expect to hear from guest speakers who provide support for the cannabis industry and those who successfully operate cannabis businesses.
Week 1) History of Cannabis + 2) History of NJ legalization
Week 2) Overview of NJ Laws & Regulations + NJ State Cannabis Application with Guest Speaker (successful applicant)
Week 3) Do's and Don'ts of a successful cannabis application + Guest Speaker (successful operator)
Week 4) Business Plans & Compliance + Guest Speaker (Cannabis Consultant)
Instructor: Jessica F. Gonzalez, Esq.
Cannabis and Intellectual Property attorney at Hiller, PC
General Counsel for Minorities for Medical Marijuana Inc.
For more information, please contact:
Director, Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Jessica serves as a Cannabis and Intellectual Property attorney at Hiller, PC. Jessica was named on NJBIZ’s Next Generation of Leaders List for 2021 for her work influencing cannabis policy in New Jersey. She was deemed one of the 21 people to watch in the NJ Cannabis Industry in 2021 and named as one of NJ’s top 20 Cannabis Influencers in 2020.Jessica is a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association where she was appointed as Chair of the Social Equity CLE Webinar Series and sits on the board of NJ NORML. As a cannabis attorney, Jessica assists cannabis clients to navigate the legal cannabis and hemp industry in the areas of corporate, intellectual property, and state licensing applications.
As a sought-after speaker, author and contributor, Jessica has presented on both the municipal, state, and federal levels on topics such as social justice/social equity, IP protection, cannabis legislation, and state cannabis licensing. An educator at heart, Jessica has presented as a guest lecturer at over 20 educational institutions including law schools, medical schools, and undergraduate colleges around the country. Jessica was a member of the social impact committee for NJ CAN 2020, the coalition that ran the most successful cannabis campaign in the country. She's been quoted and featured in numerous media outlets such as New York Times, Rolling Stone, NJ Law Journal, Emerald Magazine, Cheddar, Benzinga, NJBIZ, NJ Cannabis Media, and the Cannabis Business Times.
Department of Continuing Education
161 Newkirk Street, Room E504
Jersey City, NJ 07306