NJ Business Beat: Untapped potential for recreational marijuana

Marijuana may bring more than tax revenue to New Jersey

NJ Business Beat is a new digital exclusive from NJ Spotlight News that takes a deeper look at the stories, trends and influencers shaping New Jersey’s business landscape. New shows premiere every Saturday at 10 AM on the NJ Spotlight News YouTube channel.

Should you invest in NJ’s marijuana market?

New Jersey’s marijuana industry may take months to take shape, but now may be the time to start investing in it. Rhonda Schaffler sits down with Jason Wilson of MJ ET, the largest and first cannabis exchange traded fund, about the money-making potential of investing early in the marijuana industry

$60 million in aid for NJ small businesses

New Jersey’s small businesses need all the help they can get to weather the second wave of the pandemic. This week they received a potential lifeline. Rhonda Schaffler talks to New Jersey Economic Development Authority CEO Tim Sullivan about the new round of $60 million in CARES Act funding being made available to NJ small businesses.

Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Week

Last week, New Jersey celebrated women in the state who not only created unique business ideas but successfully put them into action. The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce honored a number of women, including Yla Eason, a Rutgers professor who also created a toy company with a focus on strengthening the self-image of Black and brown children.

NJ’s untapped potential for recreational marijuana

Marijuana may bring more than tax revenue to New Jersey. Rhonda Schaffler sits down with a medical cannabis operator to talk about the shift from medical to recreational, how the marijuana industry could be a major jobs creator, and why NJ’s tourism industry could see a major impact with the introduction of recreational marijuana.


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