Monday, August 22
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Garden State Cannabis Regulatory Commissioner Krista Nash Keynote Presentation
Krista Nash, NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commissioner, will reflect on the first 100 days of recreational cannabis and share her insights and predictions for the cannabis industry in the Garden State. With over 230 businesses with temporary permits, she will touch on the next phase of this multi-billion-dollar industry including regulations, enforcement efforts and ways to support the social equity program.
Krista comes to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission from Volunteers of America Delaware Valley where she served as the Director of the PROMISE Program. In this capacity, Krista worked to meet the unique needs of individuals exiting the criminal justice system with cooccurring disorders.
Krista has devoted her professional career to social justice initiatives, particularly working with formerly incarcerated individuals who struggle with homelessness, substance use and mental health disorders. Prior to her extensive reentry work with Volunteers of America, Krista worked with the Goldring Reentry Initiative through the University of Pennsylvania, where she helped individuals incarcerated in the Philadelphia Prison System transition safely to the community. Krista has also worked with Oaks Integrated Care and Rutgers University’s Transitions for Youth Program mentoring historically underserved adolescents. Krista volunteers as a member of the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force.
Krista is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and achieved her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.