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NJ101.5/Townsquare Media will present a town hall on “Growing Weed in the Garden State” on Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m.

The program will explore how the legal adult use marijuana industry is impacting New Jersey and the legalized cannabis marketplace, as well as the challenges faced by law enforcement and employers.

NJ101.5’s Eric Scott will lead a panel that includes law enforcement, legal experts, regulators, growers and dispensary operators.

NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas will join the show to discuss the challenges of New Jersey employers as they try to maintain drug-free workplaces while awaiting the Cannabis Regulatory Commission to provide rules for Workplace Impairment Recognition Experts.

Other scheduled on-air panelists include:

  • Bill Caruso, co-founder of New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform
  • Rob Nixon with the New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association
  • New Jersey State Senate President Nicholas Scutari

“The sale of legal cannabis products for recreational use generated over $24 million in the first month,” Scott said. “While there is clearly a demand for product, unintended consequences are continuing to surface.”

The broadcast may also be accessed via nj1015.com, streamed on Facebook.com/NJ1015, the NEW JERSEY 101.5 YOUTUBE channel or the free NEW JERSEY 101.5 app.