If you didn’t know what was happening inside the Atlantic City Convention Center this weekend, you might guess right by the smell of it.
It would be easy to make jokes about Atlantic City hosting the first state cannabis convention if the attendees weren’t so serious about what they do.
“People need to get away from this notion that this is a bunch of potheads sitting around, trying to smoke weed,” said Mali Sanati of Next Big Crop, A General Cannabis Company of Denver. “Everyone is just trying to run their business.”
Sanati was one of the dozens of exhibitors at the two-day convention called NJCANN and billed as “the largest gathering of New Jersey’s medical marijuana industry professionals, and ultimately those looking forward to the eventual adult use recreational market.”
“NJCANN is designed for industry leaders, advocates, healthcare professionals, patients and the canna-curious to come together to learn and meet the people paving the way for New Jersey,” said Marc Shepard, co-founder and president of NECANN.