Posted January 27, 2020
Raritan Valley Community College will offer a new program this spring designed to fill a void in the emerging New Jersey medical cannabis industry. The Medical Cannabis Dispensary Technician training class will be held Monday evenings, March 9 – April 6 from 6-9 p.m. The 15-hour course, the first non-credit medical cannabis program run by a New Jersey college or university, will be held in the RVCC Workforce Training Center at the College’s Branchburg campus.
Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, and Cappelli, LLC is sponsoring the course. Partner Seth R. Tipton will be a featured lecturer along with Sarah Trent, CEO of Valley Wellness. Both will discuss the legal status of medical cannabis in New Jersey and across the United States. Other lecturers include Dr. Thomas Gianfagna, horticulture professor, Rutgers University; Tim Weigand, PMP of Compassionate Care Foundation, Egg Harbor, NJ; and Brian Staffa, COO of Aether Gardens, Las Vegas, NV. Students must be at least 18 to register for the class; however, most employment in the industry requires individuals to be at least 21 years old and pass a background check. Please visit here for more information or to register for this course.
Tipton, a resident of Harmony (New Jersey), concentrates his practice in corporate law, health care law, real estate development and commercial lending. He is a leader in cannabis law, representing applicants for medical marijuana permits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, guiding them on private capital raises, application requirements and real estate. He also counsels clients on all aspects of formation and compliance for cannabis companies. He is a member of the Warren County, New Jersey and Northampton County, Pennsylvania Bar Associations, and of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association, and co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Special Committee. Tipton earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his law degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli LLC was founded in 1996 by New Jersey Governor James Florio after leaving public office and Michael J. Perrucci, well known as a litigation trial attorney in numerous million dollar federal and state cases. With offices in Phillipsburg, Cherry Hill and Rochelle Park in New Jersey; Bethlehem and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and New York City, the firm is recognized as one of the fastest growing law firms in the Tri-State area. For more than 20 years, the firm successfully represents public and private sector clients with legal strategy, government advocacy and business solutions.
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