NJBAC has been designated by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) to provide no-cost technical assistance, training and mentorship to recreational cannabis license applicants.
This support is critical to ensure that applicants in the social equity, legacy, Impact Zone, diversely-owned and microbusiness categories get the support they need.
In the last several months, NJBAC has met with cannabis groups, founders, community leaders and educators, nonprofits, advocates and individuals throughout New Jersey and across the country to learn what needs to be included in the NJBAC Cannabis Training Academy. With their input, we’ve already begun to plan content that we plan to roll out in the first half of 2023.
This initial training will be a combination of pre-recorded webinars followed by live, virtual question-and-answer sessions twice a month where applicants can ask mentors specific questions and receive non-legal guidance and direction. All classes in the Academy will be taught by faculty who are in or have supported, taught or consulted to the cannabis industry.
The goal of the technical assistance and training program is to ensure equitable representation and support qualified applicants impacted most by enforcement of cannabis prohibition, people of color, people deeply impacted by high poverty and in disproportionately affected areas.