Cannabis Symposium draws hundreds to NJPAC


NBC 4's video of the crowd at the NJ Cannabis Symposium
NBC 4 New York was among the media outlets that covered the NJ Cannabis Symposium which drew a crowd of nearly 800 to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark on Jan. 25 .

Nearly 800 people interested in taking a role in the legal adult use cannabis industry attended the NJ Cannabis Symposium at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center last night.

As Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC Partner Joshua S. Bauchner told the Asbury Park Press, “The time is now. If you’re starting today or tomorrow, you need to ramp up. There’s a tremendous amount of work to be done before we get to the actual filing of the licenses – getting your team together, getting your capital, finding your space, figuring out your banking.”

Media coverage of the event was extensive with reports appearing on New York’s NBC and ABC affiliates, on FIOS1 News, in, and this morning on NPR and Good Morning America.

Bauchner, a featured speaker at the symposium, leads AGA’s dedicated Cannabis Law Practice Group which also co-hosted the Symposium alongside the BSC Group, Longview Strategic, Marcum LLP, and the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association.

“We already are planning the next event to be held on March 29 right back at the NJPAC. It will focus on the financial and financing side of the cannabis industry, including banking, raising capital, corporate structure, private lending, and more.” Bauchner explained. Registration for the March 29 Symposium is open at

ANSELL GRIMM & AARON, PC’s Cannabis Law Practice Group is prepared to assist in all aspects of this emerging field and is committed to helping our clients understand their rights and the opportunities in this complex and evolving area of law. For more information visit our Cannabis Law Practice Group, follow us on Twitter at @THCCounselors, or contact Joshua Bauchner at or (973) 247-9000.