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May 14, 2021

Will There Be a Craft Marijuana Industry in New Jersey?

As a New Jersey resident, beer lover, and novice craft brewer, I certainly appreciate the microbrewery expansion throughout the state. Currently, New Jersey has approximately 150 microbreweries. Many of these microbreweries create excellent craft beers and have become very popular with local residents despite the strict time and manner restrictions on operations.» Read More

Apr 05, 2021

Marijuana Social Lounges Are Coming to a New Jersey Town Near You

When I last wrote my blog post, “New Jersey Marijuana Social Lounges,” in November 2018, the New Jersey adult-use recreational bill was in its infancy. Now that the state has finally legalized marijuana under the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (“CREAMMA”), I am duty-bound to update the blog on “cannabis consumption areas” or “CCAs” as defined in CREAMMA.» Read More

Apr 23, 2020

Investors: SEC Warns to Be Aware of Uptick of Fraud in the Cannabis Industry

As in many industries, early-stage companies in the cannabis space need capital. With traditional financing limited, outside investment becomes a possibility, but in seeking investors, the company needs to comply with federal and state securities laws. A September 2018 Investor Alert from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission provides warning signs for investors about the uptick in fraud in the cannabis space.» Read More

Dec 18, 2019

Preparing Your Cannabis Business for the 2020 New Jersey Marijuana Referendum: The Time Is Now

After several stalled attempts to pass a recreational marijuana law through legislation in New Jersey, voters will finally get the chance to decide the issue at the polls in November 2020.

On December 16, 2019, the New Jersey legislature approved a referendum putting the question of whether to legalize adult-use marijuana on the state’s 2020 general election ballot.» Read More

Nov 14, 2019

New Jersey Marijuana Waste Disposal Requirements for Dispensaries and Alternative Treatment Centers

The New Jersey medicinal marijuana program continues to expand its list of qualifying conditions.

As more New Jersey residents become qualified for medical marijuana and more Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) open their doors across the Garden State, regulations for the disposal of waste from marijuana operations are being considered.» Read More

Oct 24, 2019

Cannabis Businesses Selling CBD and Hemp Products: A Target for FDA and FTC

As one might expect from the title “Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act,” the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has broad authority.

Introduction

Since the approval of the drug EPIDIOLEX® CV, which has cannabidiol (“CBD”) as an active ingredient, the FDA has taken the position that some products containing CBD are unapproved drugs or unapproved dietary supplements.» Read More