New Jersey cannabis trade group investigating itself

Women, minority execs show few gains in U.S. cannabis industry, according to the latest data from the MJBiz Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Report. Get your copy here.

The New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association (NJCIA) paid $7,500 to an outside consultant to investigate potential “ethical concerns” within its own operations. reported that a three-member subcommittee recommended hiring an “independent, outside professional” to present its investigation to the full board.

The specific allegations were not mentioned in a letter from the subcommittee, but an unnamed source told that the issues facing the group include “insider dealings, inappropriate disclosures and possible sexual indiscretions.”

The association’s subcommittee hired consultant Andrew Botwin to conduct the investigation of NJCIA, which counts about 80 members.

Members include “prominent” New Jersey law firms, dispensary operators and national marijuana companies, according to

More on this story is available here.