The New Jersey Cannabis Trade Association (NJCTA) named Todd Johnson as its executive director.

In his new role, Johnson will oversee managing internal communication among member organizations, according to a release, as well as external communication efforts with government officials, policymakers and other industry stakeholders. He previously served as NJCTA’s treasurer since 2020.

“When this opportunity presented itself, I knew my passion for the industry and my professional experience equipped me with the tools needed to effectively carry out the association’s mission,” Johnson said. “I look forward to working with our members to promote all that is good about New Jersey’s medical and recreational cannabis industry while we address issues and find solutions to challenges that affect our industry and operators.”

Johnson also previously served as an NJCTA Trustee on behalf of association member Justice Cannabis Co., a multi-state operator, where he was executive vice president and head of New Jersey operations for the company. In addition, he is also a co-founder of Community Greenhouse, a New Jersey cannabis company which was recently awarded a conditional retail license, according to the release.

Johnson is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in economics.