Stockton to Host Panel Featuring Cannabis Tourism Experts

The panel on cannabis and tourism will be held March 10. (Photo credit

A panel of cannabis industry experts will lead a free online webinar focusing on cannabis tourism at 1 p.m. Friday, March 10.

The webinar, titled “Destination Cannabis: Evolving Cannabis Hospitality & Tourism for a Mainstream Audience,” will discuss legal recreational cannabis use, its impact on resort destinations and opportunities for New Jersey hospitality and tourism businesses and beyond.

Rob Mejia, a teaching specialist in Cannabis Studies at Stockton University, will serve as moderator. Mejia is the author of multiple books written specifically to introduce adults to the cannabis industry and is the president of Our Community Harvest: A Cannabis Education Company.

Featured panelists will be:

  • Brian Applegarth, founder of the Cannabis Travel Association
  • Elizabeth Becker, founder of HiBnb, a website promoting events and destinations that explore cannabis in safe and supportive environments
  • Dr. Susan Dupej, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph in Canada. She’s co-founder and president of the Canadian Cannabis Tourism Alliance.

Following the discussion, the panelists will take questions from the virtual audience.

The webinar is co-sponsored by the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT) at Stockton University’s School of Business and the Cannabis and Hemp Research Initiative at Stockton (CHRIS).

To register go to or call 609-626-3859. For more information, email Once you reserve a spot, the Zoom link for the seminar will be available.