Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo



3 Tracks

  • Regulations & Policy
  • Safety & Quality
  • Business & Operations


Stay Tuned for 2023 Dates & Location Announcement


Coming Back in 2023

2022 Agenda Highlights

Commissioner Maria Del Cid-Kosso

Monday Keynote Speaker

Commissioner Maria Del Cid-Kosso, New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission

2022 Keynote Speaker

Toi Hutchinson, President and CEO at the Marijuana Policy Project

Presentations from 2022:

  • The Future of East Coast Cannabis: Social Equity, Justice & Legalization
  • The State of the State: An Update on New Jersey Legalization
  • From Research to Recall: Regulatory Compliance for Cannabis Businesses in New Jersey
  • The State of the State: An Update on New York Legalization
  • 280E & Beyond: Accounting and Tax Compliance for Cannabis Businesses
  • Other Cannabinoids 101
  • Navigating Cannabis Testing Regulations for Multi-State Operations
  • Quality in the Retail Ecosystem
  • Get It Right the First Time: Best Practices to Design Your Facility for a Successful Operation
  • Tri-State Cannabis: Pro Tips for Winning Applications
  • Security in Cannabis: From Application to Operations
  • Stay Tuned for More!

What People Are Saying About the CQC

“What set the Cannabis Quality Conference apart from many others was the intentionality and focus on high value substance from the presentations.”

“Once again, excellent panels today at the CQC here in Jersey! Have I mentioned how much I love to learn? This industry is forever evolving and being able to observe and watch it roll out from infancy in New Jersey has been tremendous.”

“What an informative and motivating event!”

“I feel fortunate to have been in attendance for such inspiring, informative and REAL discussions being had by industry experts from all across the country.”

“It was so great to listen, meet and speak with so many industry influencers!”

About the Cannabis Quality Conference

This year’s Cannabis Quality Conference (CQC), took place October 17-19, 2022 at the Hilton in Parsippany, New Jersey. Dates & location announcement for 2023 is coming soon! With cannabis markets in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts all beginning to flourish, this event will allow for a meeting of the minds like no other!

Brought to you by Cannabis Industry Journal, the CQC is a business-to-business conference and expo where cannabis industry leaders and stakeholders meet to build the future of the cannabis marketplace. Taking place in a pivotal year for the cannabis industry and in a location surrounded by new market opportunities, the CQC will deliver hands-on education, networking and business discussions. The venue setting, coupled with our highly focused content, creates a business meeting environment unlike anything else.

Plan to Attend

Stay tuned for updates on the 2023 Cannabis Quality Conference. We will have limited space available so subscribe to the CIJ newsletter to stay up to date on when registration opens, lodging, early bird pricing, keynote announcements and more.

Two Events Back-to-Back:

The CQC is co-located with the Food Safety Consortium, which took place October 19-21, 2022. Stay tuned for 2023 updates.

Food Safety Consortium

Attend Virtually

The CQC is a hybrid event, meaning you will have the option to join us in New Jersey or you can attend virtually. Stay tuned for virtual registration updates.

Human connection is so important for events. Whether it’s a random connection in a hotel lobby, a stroll by a booth at a trade show or a seat next to a new friend in a learning session – connecting with others is what makes events so valuable. You’ll find all that and more if you join us in New Jersey.

But if you can’t make it, that’s why we’ve built new tools into the Cannabis Quality Conference Virtual Platform to ensure those discussions, discovery and connection can go on whether our event is offline or online (and not end when the live stream does).

The new platform provides attendees with a way to keep track of live sessions, connect with sponsors and engage with peers, all in a familiar way.

Become a Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring? Learn More.

Reserving your booth or sponsorship is a sound business decision. The Cannabis Quality Conference gives sponsors new and innovative tools for lead generation. With limited space for sponsors, get exclusive access to hundreds of registrants and attendees, interact with participants and reserve a spot for your business today before they sell out.

We Care About Your Health and Keeping You Safe

The Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo is dedicated to keeping you safe as we embark in this renewed process of getting back together in hotel spaces. As part of our commitment to your safety, we have done a lot of work in preparation of welcoming you to our first in person event after these past two years.

In preparation, we have:
Polled our audience on their comfort level about attending in-person events. A majority of our respondents said that they would feel comfortable attending in person events but:

  • They preferred driving to the conference
  • If they had to fly, they prefer the venue close to a major airport.
  • Or accessible via train
  • A small conference setting not in a convention center

With some of those responses in mind, we have scheduled our event at a centralized location that can be easily reached via driving or a quick train ride. For those who are comfortable flying, we are also easily accessible to Newark Liberty Airport (within 30 minutes). Registration is limited and we have a maximum capacity of 500.

Our hotel location offers participants plenty of free parking and outdoor space, as well as the following precautions:

  • No table linens at any of our meeting rooms
  • Individualized water station to minimize contact
  • Butler serviced coffee stations to minimize contact
  • Individualized meals (grab and go)
  • Hotel offers PURE rooms that are equipped with air purifiers and are allergen free
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility
  • We will provide face masks for all participants that desire them
  • We will also provide individual hand sanitizers with each registration

We look forward to getting together in-person once again!

Media Partners

Partner Organizations

New Jersey CannaBusiness Association
Vanguard Scientific

Cannabis Industry Journal

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