New Jersey’s cannabis legalization bid was a long-sought and hard-fought victory, only achieved through the collaboration of advocates, lobbyists, and lawmakers. As President of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association — which works to promote jobs and growth in a sustainable, responsible cannabis industry — Edmund DeVeaux was closely attuned to the process.
In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Edmund joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss his life and work as a cannabis industry lobbyist, New Jersey’s exciting industry prospects, and his efforts to ensure fair and balanced cannabis industry opportunities for all. This interview also covers legalization in neighboring states including New York, the nature of political compromises, his advice for budding cannabis entrepreneurs, and more!
Note: This interview was recorded after New Jersey’s cannabis legalization initiative was approved by voters and lawmakers delivered a cannabis regulations bill to the governor, but before the governor officially signed the bill into law.
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TG Branfalt: Hey, there. I’m your host, TG Branfalt. And thank you for listening to the Ganjapreneur.com