NJ Cannabis Symposium

An in-depth professional workshop to prepare NJ’s future adult-use cannabis industry participants

January 25th
NJPAC, Newark NJ

Join us to cover the specifics of what you need to know and how you can prepare now in order to contribute to a competitive application for an adult-use cannabis license in New Jersey

Hosted by Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC, BSC Group, Viridis Security Group, and the NJ Cannabusiness Association

What to expect:

This unique event program was designed by experienced cannabis industry professionals who have been through successful licensing processes in other states, for professionals who are strongly considering New Jersey’s future prospects.

Our goal is to equip attendees with tangible action steps, and answer crucial questions as they pertain to timelines, application requirements, finances, talent acquisition, and more.

Who will benefit:

  • Those in pursuit of plant-touching licenses
  • Ancillary business owners who could provide valuable contributions to applications
  • Investors, private equity groups & family offices looking to assemble attractive teams who need to know who/what to look for


5:00 - 5:30 Registration & networking
5:30 - 6:25 Welcome & Session 1 (TBA)
6:25 - 7:00 Formal Networking Session
7:00 - 7:45 Session 2 (TBA)
8:00 - 8:45 Session 3 (TBA)

Unique Features

  • An organized approach to Q&A – after completing your registration, submit questions that you’d like to see be addressed by our expert panel
  • Pre-event education and resources provided to all registrants
  • Post-event opt-in directory
  • Categorized networking for those looking to meet specific types of professionals
  • An event program completely designed around preparation and readiness

meet the


Brian Staffa

BSC Group

After fostering the growth and success of several non-cannabis related companies, Brian played a pivotal role in getting New Jersey’s highest grossing medical cannabis facility operational. He has toured and assessed over 100 different cannabis facilities, and consulted for both cannabis license applicants and operations in 24 of the 29 legal states, Canada, and abroad. Brian is a partner and Chief Operator of BSC Group, a distinguished cannabis consulting firm based in New Jersey.


Joshua Bauchner, Esq

Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC

Joshua is a partner with Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC, Counsel for High Times. He is Co-Chair of the Litigation Department, as well as a member of the Cannabis Law, Community Association Law and Bankruptcy practice groups. Helping cannabis clients understand their rights and the opportunities in a complex and evolving industry, Josh assists with Corporate Formation, Commercial Leasing, Federal Enforcement Actions, Contract Negotiation, Financing, Licensing, Regulatory Compliance, and more.


James Minninger

Viridis Security Group

Jim is a Corporate Security Specialist at Viridis Security Group, a prominent firm designed to serve the specific needs of the cannabis industry. His formidable resume of law enforcement and security experience includes serving as former police sergeant and SWAT operator. He is certified in basic and advanced SWAT Operations, Hostage Rescue, basic and advanced WMD Tactical Operations and Hostage Negotiations.

Scott Rudder

New Jersey CannaBusiness Association

Now President of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, NJ’s premier professional organization for the cannabis industry, Scott is a former state legislator, mayor, veteran and current government affairs executive. In addition to his government and political leadership roles, Scott led Business Development efforts for Lockheed Martin Corporation with a focus on energy systems and radar programs.

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After completing your registration, you’ll be directed to an optional form where you can submit questions as they relate to your interests in NJ’s cannabis industry. While not every question will be addressed live by our panel, we’ll do our best to make sure you receive the info you’re looking for!

You’ll also have the option to provide additional business information if you’d like to be featured in the directory of attendees for networking purposes. (simply opt out if you do not wish to be listed)

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