ATLANTIC CITY — City officials and business leaders will convene in the city Thursday to discuss marijuana reform and the cannabis industry.

Mayor Frank Gilliam, along with Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy II and the New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform are hosting the event that’s free and open to the public. It runs 6:30-8 p.m. at the All Wars Memorial building.

The conversation will involve helping “aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs” in a discussion about the industry, entrepreneurial opportunities, barriers and successes and failures, according to a news release about the event.

The speakers are to include Kristin Jordan, chair of the Cannabis and Hemp Practice Group at the Newman Ferrara law firm; Kevin Provost, CEO, Greenhouse Ventures; and Dianna Houenou, Policy Counsel, ACLU-NJ.

Gilliam in February traveled to Las Vegas for a fact-finding trip to gather information about legalized marijuana in another gaming state.

— Erin Serpico

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