Starting next year, the New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) will offer technical assistance and training to the state’s cannabis business license applicants.

NJBAC has announced that it has been designated by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) to provide these services at no cost to adult-use cannabis license applicants to ensure that those considered social equity, legacy, Impact Zone, diversely-owned and microbusiness applicants receive the support they need to succeed.

NJBAC has met with industry stakeholders throughout the state to plan content that will be introduced in the first half of 2023 as the NJBAC Cannabis Training Academy, according to the announcement.

Initial training will include a combination of pre-recorded webinars followed by live, virtual question-and-answer sessions that will be held twice a month and allow applicants to consult with mentors and receive non-legal guidance.

All classes included in the Cannabis Training Academy will be taught by faculty members who have supported, taught or consulted the cannabis industry, according to the announcement.