How to Open a Dispensary in New York or New Jersey: Learn the Steps as a Social Equity License Applicant!

Join Cova, CannDelta, and the National Association of Cannabis Accounting and Tax Professionals for a FREE and exclusive social equity seminar designed to help you navigate the process of opening a cannabis dispensary in New York or New Jersey.

Designed to help provide justice-involved individuals with cannabis convictions and future social equity applicants with the insights they need to open a successful dispensary fast! This in-person seminar covers everything from eligibility criteria and how to get a cannabis retail license, critical compliance tips, operational best practices, key financial considerations, and how to budget for a profitable business. This free, one-day event is a great opportunity to learn about the costs and planning involved in launching a cannabis retail dispensary.

Cova is an industry leader in software solutions for dispensaries. We have helped cannabis entrepreneurs across the country open their first store and grow their businesses. We work closely with retailers and regulators, gathering all the key insights and best practices. For this exclusive seminar, we have invited CannDelta cannabis licensing experts and the National Association of Cannabis Accounting and Tax Professionals to show you how to make the most of this exciting opportunity to own your own legal cannabis retail dispensary in New York or New Jersey!

IMPORTANT: Space is limited! Please only register a maximum of 2 people per company. Each guest in your group must be registered to attend with their own email.

  • Date: June 8th, 2022
  • Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Location: Hyatt Place Fort Lee/George Washington Bridge, 2167 Rte 4 E, Fort Lee, NJ

Complimentary lunch, coffee, and parking will be provided.

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Seminar Agenda:

  • 9:00-9:30am Coffee and Mingle
  • 9:30-10:15am Social Equity Program Overview and Application Process
    • What to include in your business plan and license application
  • 10:15-11:00am Key Cost Considerations for Opening a Dispensary
    • How to obtain solid financing and precisely plan your budget
  • 11:15am-12:30pm The Basics of Cannabis Retail Compliance in NY/NJ
    • Top compliance issues and how to avoid them
    • What the taxes are and how they will be applied
  • 12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break and Networking
  • 1:30-2:30pm Best Practices for Running a Cannabis Retail Store
    • Inventory management tips to streamline operations
    • Mapping out your customer journey and store design
  • 2:30-3:30pm Optional Demo of Cova POS
    • Apply everything discussed to the Cova Software suite



Speaker Information

Gary Cohen, CEO of Cova

Gary Cohen is the CEO of the most trusted award-winning POS brand in North America. He has met with nearly 2000 dispensary operators from coast to coast and leveraged expert knowledge to provide cannabis retailers the support they need to get a license, pass inspection, launch a store, and improve operations. Gary frequently leads seminars on retail technology, compliance, business operations, and cannabis banking laws at some of the industry’s largest events including NCIA and MJBizCon.

Naomi Granger




Naomi Granger, Founder of NACAT

Naomi Granger is the only CPA to have been featured in The Wall Street Journal for her unique approach to helping accounting professionals expand their practice to support the legal cannabis industry. She’s provided her support, consulting, and business development skills to over 600 accounting professionals across the United States. Naomi entered the cannabis industry in 2017 and went from start-up to over $3 million in revenue in about two years. She’ll guide you to your own solid revenue gains in the highly regulated cannabis industry with a strong foothold in the market.





Dr. Sherry Boodram, CEO/Co-Founder of CannDelta

Dr. Sherry Boodram is the CEO and co-founder of CannDelta Inc., an award-winning regulatory and scientific cannabis consulting firm that specializes in cannabis licensing and compliance support across North America. She previously spent several years in the Canadian federal government, most notably at Health Canada’s Medical Cannabis and Controlled Substances Programs as a Senior Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement Officer, with a focus on licensing and compliance inspections. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from York University, a Certificate in Cannabis Law and Regulation from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and a Graduate Certificate with Honours in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and Quality Operations from Seneca College.

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