Where Is The Cannabis Market Booming? Here's New Jersey's $800M Success Story

Zinger Key Points
  • New Jersey's cannabis market has experienced immense growth due to regulatory actions and reforms.
  • The Benzinga Cannabis Market Spotlight event will discuss industry trends and future projections, making it a must-attend for industry profe
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In recent years, New Jersey has emerged as a major player in the cannabis industry. According to the state’s official site, its market has reached a milestone of over $2 billion in total sales since 2018, when Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order to ease medical cannabis regulations.

In 2023 alone, the Garden State achieved $800 million in sales from medicinal and recreational cannabis. New Jersey legalized recreational weed in 2021.

The state’s rapid expansion in the cannabis market results from regulatory actions and market reforms initiated by Murphy’s administration. These measures have constructed a comprehensive framework for both medicinal and recreational cannabis. This structure has established a safe and regulated setting, enhancing consumer trust and drawing business investments.

Benzinga Cannabis Market Spotlight

On June 17, 2024, the cannabis community will gather at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center for the Benzinga Cannabis Market Spotlight. This event promises to be a critical networking and learning opportunity, particularly given the impressive growth of New Jersey’s cannabis market. Participants will include entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals from the cannabis industry, focusing on the latest market challenges and opportunities.

Discussions And Networking Opportunities

The event will cover a range of topics crucial to the current cannabis environment in New Jersey. Discussions will include the transition of the illicit market to a regulated framework, supply chain logistics, retail challenges, and the regulatory landscape in New Jersey. These sessions are designed to foster deep discussions and facilitate the forging of significant business relationships.

Expert Speakers And Industry Leaders

The event’s lineup of speakers includes prominent figures such as Jennifer Cabrera, Jon Purow, and Luna Stower, among others.

These experts will share their insights and experiences, enhancing attendees’ understanding of New Jersey and neighboring states’ market dynamics and legal considerations.

Economic Impact And Future Projections

With the state’s cannabis sales expected to exceed $1 billion in 2024, the event will also delve into the economic impacts, including the nearly $62 million collected from sales tax since 2022.

This revenue supports social equity investments, highlighting the social and economic benefits of the regulated cannabis market.

New Jersey’s Cannabis Future

The Benzinga Cannabis Market Spotlight is more than just an event; it is a platform where the future of cannabis in New Jersey and beyond will be shaped. It is an essential venue for anyone looking to engage with state officials, industry pioneers, and like-minded professionals aimed at navigating and thriving in this rapidly evolving market.


Cannabis rescheduling seems to be right around the corner. Want to understand what this means for the future of the industry? Hear directly for top executives, investors, and policymakers at the 19th Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, coming to Chicago this Oct. 8-9. Get your tickets now before prices surge by following this link.

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The Top Cannabis Event In New Jersey

Join the Benzinga Cannabis Market Spotlight in New Jersey on June 17th! Grow your business, raise money and capitalize on the booming NJ recreational market. Don’t miss this must-attend event in New Brunswick. Secure your tickets now. Very few spots are left. Use the code "JAVIER20" for 20% off!


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