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Get Into the Ring: NY vs. NJ
In this Rogue Arena Podcast, host Lulu Cohen speaks with cannabis industry insiders on NY vs. NJ hurdles to overcome.
Lulu tees up the debate with 2 guests who own legal dispensaries in both states. Her guests are Jeremy Rivera, Owner of Terp Bros in Astoria NY, which is located in the NYC borough of Queens, and Monica Werkheiser, Owner of Canna Remedies in Ewing, NJ.
The focus of the conversation centers around the importance of social equity and mentorship initiatives within the sector, reflecting a commitment to not only cultivate cannabis but also to cultivate opportunities for those who have been historically marginalized.
The guests acknowledged the need for internships and mentorships, citing the existence of minority cannabis business academies that are providing training and opportunities within the industry. The interview digs deeper into the importance of labor peace agreements and union partnerships, showcasing their commitment to maintaining positive labor relations in a rapidly evolving industry.
Despite the challenges and regulatory hurdles that the New Jersey cannabis industry faces, the dynamic conversation between both sides digs deeper into the challenges and risks these industry pioneers take yet the conversation is optimistic about the future of legal cannabis in the United States.
NY vs. NJ Growth Opportunities
Their cannabis journey has begun and the Cannabis Industry Insiders: New York vs. New Jersey podcast acknowledges that it will be different for everyone depending on where they’re located. Owners Jeremy and Monica envision a future where the industry will continue to grow and evolve, providing unique and curated opportunities and equity.
The conversation was a window into the complex, ever-evolving cannabis industry and the pioneers who are shaping its future. The insightful interview is a reminder that the cannabis industry in New York, New Jersey, and across the country tries to center itself around more than just business – it’s about social equity and opportunity if you’re willing to take a leap into the unknown.
Watch the full Cannabis Industry Insiders: NY vs. NJ interview and find out which state has more hurdles to overcome. The result may surprise you.