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logoThe New Jersey Society for Environmental, Economic Development (NJ SEED) was born during the recession of the early 1970s. The New Jersey business community was frustrated with a seemingly unending stream of environmental laws and regulations that stifled growth. New Jersey’s labor leaders were frustrated with the continuing decline of manufacturing and with the lack of incentives to create job growth, especially in the private sector.

Today, NJ SEED continues to be the leading voice in New Jersey for environmental balance and economic growth.  When Labor and Business come together, it is very powerful.  And NJ SEED focuses this energy in the areas of Transportation, Energy and Economic Development with a measured approach to preserve our environment.

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NJ SEED Fall Economic Summit -Recreational Marijuana & The Workplace Policy Forum

OCTOBER 26 @ Trenton Country Club

OVERVIEW

The implications of legalization of marijuana for recreational use, and in some cases medicinal use, are of interest to NJ SEED in that its use can impact employment, job performance and public safety[1] for organized labor and business.  Additionally, the current laws governing employment and drug testing will not be enough in a legalized environment.  Employees and employers will need guidance on best practices to provide a safe work place and ensure fair treatment.  This is a timely and interesting issue for NJ SEED to hold a policy forum this fall.

PROGRAM

9:30-10:00AMNJ SEED ANNUAL Meeting

10:00AM-10:30AM – SESSION I – RAISING QUESTIONS with Ronald Sabol, State Legislative Representative, SMART-TD

10:30 AM-11:30 AM – SESSION II – LEGISLATOR PANEL – Point-Counterpoint on Recreational Marijuana Use

11:30 AM-12:00 PM -NJ LEADERS NETWORKING SESSION

12:00 PM – LUNCH AND KEYNOTE PRESENTATION -Keynote Presentation by Robert Asaro-Angelo, Commissioner of the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development Followed by a Policy Brief and Next Steps Wrap Up by Ciro Scalera, Government Affairs Director, NJ LECET.

12:30 PM – Desert and NJ SEED Awards Ceremony

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