Cannabis Career Fair and Business Expo

Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University will host a Cannabis Career Fair and Business Expo in partnership with the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Campus Center.

Cannabis-related businesses will set up in the Event Room. The schedule of keynote speakers in the theater will be:

10 a.m. – Welcome & Presentation of New Jersey Cannabis Trade Association Logo Contest Winners

  • Rob Mejia, Teaching Specialist, Cannabis Studies, Stockton University
  • Mike McQueeny, Counsel, Foley Hoag LLP

10:20 a.m. - Vendor Introduction

  • Each vendor has 2 minutes to introduce their company

11 a.m. - The Science of Cannabis Panel

  • Moderator: Josh Alb, President, Cannademix; CEO, Alb Labs
  • Carl Christianson, True Labs
  • Billy Woolf, Green Analytics NJ Testing
  • Deyaa Abu Salim, National Manager of Analytics and Chemistry Development, Green Thumb Industries
  • Corbin Farr, Iconoclast Industries, LLC

11:45 a.m. - The Business of (NJ) Hemp

  • Moderator: Faye Coleman, CEO, Pure Genesis, LLC
  • Matt Bruce, Herbal Vybz
  • Brett Goldman, Partner at OCan Group

12-3 p.m. - Headshot booth

12:30 p.m. - Lunch, Networking, Mentoring

1 p.m. – Sustainability Issues in Cannabis

  • Moderator: Ed DeVeaux, President, NJ Cannabis Business Association
  • Paul Shagawat, Transparent Energy
  • Todd Polyniak, CPA, Sax LLP

1:45 p.m. - State Resources to Get into the NJ Cannabis Industry

  • Moderator: Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director, NJ Business Action Center
  • Penni Wild, Deputy Executive Director, NJ Business Action Center
  • Genevieve Jones, Esq., Consultant, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
  • Greg Reinert, NJ Clean Energy Program

2:30 p.m. - Student and Employer Panel

  • Moderator: Rob Mejia, Teaching Specialist, Cannabis Studies, Stockton University
  • Val Fiero, Cultivation Manager, Ayr Wellness and Stockton University Graduate
  • Maryanne Mecca, Human Resources Manager, Green Thumb Industries
  • Jenna Russo, Stockton University Graduate, Deputy Executive Director, NJCBA
  • Cole Luterek, Advanced Nutrients Sales Representative and Current Stockton University Student
  • Alexia Grillos, Stockton University Graduate, Cultivation Technician, TerrAscend

3:15 p.m. - Analysis of NJ Cannabis Market before Adult Use

  • Charles Menifield, Rutgers-Newark, Professor and Dean Emeritus (via Zoom)

3:35 p.m. - Why the Climate-Smart Commodity Grant Should Matter to You

  • Corbin Farr, Iconoclast Industries, LLC

4 p.m. - Working with Municipalities

  • Moderator: Rob Mejia, Teaching Specialist, Cannabis Studies, Stockton University
  • Panelists- Hugh Giordano, Director of Organizing, UCFW 360
  • Ron Mondello, Attorney, Municipal and Land Use Law
  • Kash McKinley, Director of Constituent Services, Atlantic City

4:45 pm - Closing Remarks

  • Kathy Sedia, Professor of Biology, Cannabis Studies Coordinator, Stockton University

Stockton University offers an interdisciplinary minor in Cannabis Studies that gives students a foundation for understanding the burgeoning cannabis industry. An online Cannabis Studies Certificate gives those interested in the industry the fundamental skills they need to be successful. Stockton’s Cannabis & Hemp Initiative will research hemp cultivation and develop lab testing.

“As an institution of higher education, Stockton University has been at the forefront of preparing our students to enter this new industry,” said Ekaterina Sedia, professor of Biology and coordinator of the Minor in Cannabis Studies at Stockton. “It is our responsibility as educators to ensure that our students have a wide knowledge base to prepare them for the ever-changing world, but also to give them enough skills to take advantage of novel employment opportunities.”

Tickets are free for college students and $25 for the general public. To register, go to