NJ Cannabis Advocate To Help Build Cannabis Technical Assistance Program

The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) tapped Jersey City attorney Jessica Gonzalez and her firm, Veridis Quo LLC to serve as its consultant while developing and launching the NJBAC Cannabis Technical Assistance Program and Training Academy, reported Insider NJ.

A long-time advocate, Gonzales has served in several national associations, including the International Cannabis Bar Association and Minorities for Medical Marijuana as well the Minority Cannabis Business Association's policy committee in various leadership roles.

"We're excited to take the next step to make New Jersey's Cannabis Training Academy a reality for applicants in the social equity, legacy, Impact Zone, diverse-owned and microbusiness categories," NJBAC executive director Melanie Willoughby said.

Open Book Extracts Appoints New CSO

Open Book Extracts recently has appointed Andrea Baillo to be its new CSO.

Baillo, who has broad research and innovation experience, will lead OBX's research and development strategy.

She is an experienced scientist with a history in cannabis research, development, and manufacturing, cancer research, and food and beverage industries.

"With more than 15 years of research experience, Baillo brings the expertise needed to advance our business and scientific understanding of the endocannabinoid system and the products that best support it," Dave Neundorfer, OBX CEO said. "We …

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