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Canna Pop-Up West Orange

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Thursday, March 28, 2019


The LOFT @ 350

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WHO Attended?

Discerning adults who are open to plant-based medicine, wellness-aware, socially savvy, foodies, pet lovers, fun-loving, responsible parents and grandparents.

Thursday March 28th
The LOFT @ 350
The Wilshire Grand Hotel
West Orange, New Jersey

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Special Appearance by High Times Chief Cannabis Officer

Nico Escondido

Pop-Talk by Nico Escondido

Nico Escondido is an owner, Director, and the Chief Cannabis Officer of Trans High Corporation, the parent company for all High Times brands, including all media and event platforms. Since 2006, Mr. Escondido has penned hundreds of articles relating to the cultivation, science, and technologies involved with the cannabis plant. In 2010, when High Times moved its iconic Cannabis Cup event from Amsterdam to the U.S., Mr. Escondido was tasked with taking over the competition and bringing it into the modern medical age through lab testing, patient-testing, digital algorithms, and online apps, all while navigating the complex regulatory and compliance issues of each medical marijuana state where the event was held.

In 2014, Mr. Zitelli founded the Cannabis Genetics Institute (CGI) in Holland. CGI is a well-known research and development institute in regards to breeding customized medicinal strains of cannabis for patients in need. CGI has partnered with both Steep Hill Labs in Berkeley, CA as well as the Cannabis Genomic Research Initiative (CGRI) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, leading to breakthrough research in the realm of marker-assisted breeding to create ailment-specific medicinal marijuana strains. Education and open-source information remain a vital part of the CGI mission.

Known around the industry as an expert in cannabis genetics, plant sciences and photobiology, Mr. Escondido has lectured extensively at events around the world and consulted with dozens of cannabis companies on the technical issues surrounding cannabis cultivation, genetics, and lab and garden technologies.

In 2018, is Mr. Escondido was asked to be the CEO of Applied Cannabis Sciences of New Jersey (ACS), heading a group of industry professionals which carries over a twenty MMJ licenses across several states in the U.S. ACS is currently participating in the new Jersey RFA process for the new medicinal and recreational marijuana licenses being awarded across the state.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Mr. Escondido currently resides in Montclair, NJ with his wife and son.

Live Music

Joshua Van Ness

Joshua’s honest, heartfelt lyrics are a cross between poetry and conversation. His voice has the raspy, soulful quality of Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes) or Seal. As a guitarist, the approach is always soulful minimalism. On the drum’s, Joshua’s natural instrument, groove is paramount.

Catie Friel

Influenced by American folk, blues, rock & roll, and a variety of world folk traditions– soulful sounds, intricate vocalization, and bold style.

Jessica Jane Fleming

“Jessi Janes”, is a singer, composer, and musician from NJ/NYC. Her compositions engage the listener performing songs from artists like, Ella Fitzgerald, Sade, The Beatles, Depeche Mode, and Madonna. 


Maria the Medium

Maria is an empathic clairvoyant medium. Her goal and privilege is to help as many people as possible to heal, love and prosper.

Acro Yoga with Sanna CBD

Enjoy an Acro Yoga Demonstration from Estefania & Salam of Sanna CBD Yoga.

Belly Dancer Valerie Blau

Valerie is a passionate performer and teacher of belly dance, a timeless art of self expression and a celebration of femininity. She is based in the New York/New Jersey area and is specializes in fun, lively, interactive performances. She has been studying and performing belly dance since 2001 with various teachers including Serena, Jenna and Aszmara. She began teaching belly dance classes in 2006 and currently performs in and around Montclair, NJ and New York City.

Body Tattoos From Artemix

Get a custom temporary tattoo from the artists from Artemix.

Pop Talks Educational Sessions with VIP Sponsors

Cool Breeze Direct - Joe Wilker

In 2014 the two owners of Cool Breeze Distributors, Joseph & Mike Wiener had a simple vision: to find the best growers and manufacturers of QUALITY Hemp oil products. It is their goal to carry and sell only the best hemp extracts/CBD oil for you and your family. Their knack for selecting only the finest quality hemp oil is what led them to create Cool Brands Direct – their exclusive line of hemp oil products. Their product lines, Colorado Brands Direct, California Brands direct, Pupper Bites, Gummyers, and coming soon Oregon Brands Direct, contain hemp oil derived from each of the states that the products are named after.

Incann - Sarah Paris, Founder

Sarah founded Incann while seeking a change in lifestyle habits and prioritizing overall health and wellness in her daily routine. While living with intention and focusing on health first, an introduction to CBD and other Cannabinoids transformed her and her life; drawing new focus, energy, and mindfulness she hadn’t known prior. The benefits of Cannabinoids are abundant and it was this awareness and understanding of its power to change lives, that encouraged Sarah to launch Incann and allow others the ability to experience the benefits of CBD.

Mitchell's Medicinals - Mitchell Ebert,

Mitch founded Mitchell’s Medicinals, inspired by a passion for natural wellness and healing. He enhances the health and well being of their customers by providing the highest quality CBD products through legal, non-toxic, non-GMO Hemp derived CBD oils.

Garden State Specialty Medicine - Dr. Lillian Alt & Emily Pearlman

Dr. Alt is a medical doctor who specializes in addiction medicine. Emily is an Outreach Coordinator helping individuals easily navigate the process of getting their medical marijuana card.

Plant Your Financial Seed - Norman S. Chevlin, CFP®️

For 28 years, Norman S. Chevlin, Certified Financial Planner, has been providing financial solutions for personal wealth management, life insurance, cannabis business & product liability insurance, investment, estate, business legacy, retirement, college, special needs and long-term care planning for individual entrepreneurs, employees, friends and families. Today Norman is on a mission to assist, educate, and help grow the wealth of cannabis-hemp business owners, their valued employees, and their families as your GO TO CFP®️ at servicing the Greater New York City area.


A portion of ticket sales will benefit

Wounded Warrior Project.

NOTE: No products containing THC (with the exception of Full Spectrum CBD products containing no more than .03% THC) will be sold at this event due to local New Jersey law and regulation. The consumption of cannabis is illegal and not permitted on the premises. Failure to comply will result in removal from the event.

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Acro Yoga Demonstration with Estefania and Salam of Sanna CBD Yoga.

Estefania and Salam of Sanna CBD will put on a fabulous Acro Yoga Demonstration.  Sure to delight, amaze and stimulate.  You won’t want to miss this.

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