FLEMINGTON, N.J. (DATE) – Women Grow – Flemington, the New Jersey branch of the national cannabis networking organization, will host “Home Grown: An Evening with NJ-based Cannabis Advocates and Professionals” on July 12th.

The evening, co-sponsored by Crabapple Cove Accounting Group and Cole Schotz, P.C., will deliver policy updates, advocacy efforts, and first-hand accounts from people who work in the cannabis industry.

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“There are so many advocates and professionals who are working tirelessly in New Jersey, even though our medical marijuana program is small and adult-use cannabis is not yet legal,” said Stacey Yalenti, CPA, CEO of Crabapple Cove Accounting Group and a speaker at the evening’s event. “It’s very thrilling to get all these brilliant minds under one roof for a singular event – it’s a don’t-miss evening for anyone curious about what’s going on regarding cannabis in New Jersey.”

Speakers include Charlana McKeithen, central New Jersey Marketing Director, Minorities for Medical Marijuana; Bonniwell Graham III, incoming NY/NJ region president, Minorities for Medical Marijuana; and Megan Glaser, Deputy State Director of Drug Policy Alliance – New Jersey chapter.

“We advocate for a just and equitable cannabis industry in New Jersey,” said Graham “A major component of that is to address policies that disproportionately target the state’s minority communities, while embracing regulations that will open opportunity up to communities most harmed by the War on Drugs.”

Attendees will also hear from Tara “Misu” Sargente of Blazin’ Bakery and Liz Bogle, environmental attorney with Cole Schotz, P.C.

“At no point did I ever decide to leave my home state, even when the climate toward cannabis was very hostile,” said “Misu” Sargente, who opened her herbal brownie mix line in Jersey City in 2010. “My heart is here, and I love this state. We deserve legalization, medicine, and freedom from arrest.”

The Women Grow – Flemington meeting will take place July 12th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Lone Eagle Brewing, 44 Stangl Road, Flemington. Earlybird Tickets are $20 and regular tickets are $30. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information and to register, visit www.WomenGrow.com.


Women Grow is a professional national networking organization that educates, empowers, inspires and connects women leaders in the cannabis industry. Through monthly networking events and national conferences, the organization shines a spotlight on individuals and companies building a diverse, fair cannabis industry. The for-profit organization welcomes women (and men) entrepreneurs and leaders at all stages of business development from within the many sectors of the legal cannabis industry. Women Grow currently has more than 30 markets in the U.S. and Canada, with additional markets slated to launch this year. Visit WomenGrow.com to learn more, locate or apply to start a chapter, and tap into the organization’s knowledge base and speaker’s bureau. Follow Women Grow on Facebook, and on Twitter and Instagram (@womengrow).


Crabapple Cove Accounting Group is an accounting firm which specializes in the highly-regulated cannabis industry. The practice, based in Flemington, N.J., provides financial services such as license application projections, cost accounting, tax code section 280E compliance, cash flow management, internal control design, financial reporting, and business regulation compliance.  The practice is led by Stacey Yalenti, market leader for Women Grow’s Flemington chapter. For more information, visit www.CrabappleCoveGroup.com.


Cole Schotz provides legal services throughout the United States from its offices in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Texas, and Florida. The firm operates a cannabis law group comprised of attorneys from multiple practice areas which allows us to provide guidance at every phase of the lifecycle of a cannabis business. For more information, visit www.ColeSchotz.com.