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The New Jersey Cannabis Trade Association (NJCTA) is comprised of the state’s permitted medical and adult-use cannabis operators. The mission of the NJCTA is to ensure the legal cannabis marketplace is not only safe, accessible and affordable but also equitable and just. To achieve this, the NJCTA strives to shape public awareness and encourage the implementation of thoughtful and responsible cannabis policy in New Jersey and serves as a singular voice before the executive branch, legislature, Cannabis Regulatory Commission and the media on the complex matters that impact our industry.

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Susanna Short


Susanna is an original co-founder of NJCTA, who presently acts as a consultant for the cannabis industry. She is also a representative for HillviewMed.

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Bryan Murray

Vice President

Bryan is Executive Vice President of Government Relations at Acreage Holdings.

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Matt Harrell


Matt Harrell is Vice President of Government Relations at Curaleaf.

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Chris Ferguson


Chris Ferguson is Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy at Verano.

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Todd Johnson

Executive Director

Todd is a co-founder of Community Greenhouse, a mission-driven cannabis company that was recently awarded a conditional license to operate a retail dispensary in New Jersey.

Todd previously served as treasurer of the NJCTA since its inception in 2020. 

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