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WHO WE ARE

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.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Officers

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Susanna Short

President

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

Treasurer

Matt Harrell is Vice President of Government Relations at Curaleaf.

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Chris Ferguson

Secretary

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

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Todd Johnson

Executive Director

Todd has served as Executive Director since November 2022. Prior to this, he served as Treasurer from the NJCTA's inception in 2020 until October 2022. He is also a co-founder of Community Greenhouse, a mission driven cannabis company that will be opening a dispensary in Newark, NJ.

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Michael McQueeny

General Counsel

Michael McQueeny is General Counsel of the New Jersey Cannabis Trade Association and a Partner in Foley Hoag’s national Cannabis Practice. 

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