BCEI to Host ‘Inside Cannabis Social Equity In New Jersey’ Community Round Table Discussion

Sep 8, 2021

Black Cannabis Equity Initiative will host a special social equity community round table discussion this week with New Jersey and national cannabis leaders, including Brian Vicente and Jennifer Cabrera of VS.

Marijuana In Trenton: Updates, Challenges, Choices and Opportunity

Date: Friday, September 10, 2021

Time: 3–5 p.m. ET

Join here: (for 9/10 meeting only)

For more information, contact John Bailey at 720-629-0964 or Johnbailey062@gmail.com


  • 3:05pm — National/Federal Update
    • Brian Vicente – Partner, Vicente Sederberg LLP
  • 3:10pm — New Jersey State Update
    • Jennifer Cabrera – Counsel, Vicente Sederberg LLP
    • Jeannine Larue – NJ Lobbyist
  • 3:20pm — City of Trenton Update
    • Rick Kavin – Cannabis Policy Advisor, City of Trenton
    • Dan Fatton – Chair, Trenton Planning Board
  • 3:35pm — Presentations on Access to Capital
    • Tavarres King – CEO, Suite 420 Access
    • Jerel Register – Managing Director, Curio Wellness BWMV Fund
  • 3:45 — Social Equity Community Leadership Roundtable
    • Sam Frisby – Chairman, Mercer County Commissioners
    • Tracey Syphax – Businessman & Member, Cannabis Trade Federation
    • Leo Bridgewater – Businessman & Director, National Veterans Outreach, Minorities For Medical Marijuana
    • Ed "NJ Weedman" – Businessman & Marijuana Advocate
    • Rev. Charles Boyer – Founder, NJ Salvation & Social Justice; Pastor, Greater Mt. Zion AME Church
    • Faye Coleman – CEO, Pure Genesis
    • Tahir Johnson – United States Cannabis Council
    • Jasi Edwards – NJ Coordinator, Minorities For Medical Marijuana
    • Philmore Charles Jr. – CEO, Trenton Cannabis Community


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