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
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
Fraud and scam artists have been and will always be present in any industry or business community (with Enron and Bernie Madoff only being two of the most recent such examples), and the cannabis industry has already seen a few such characters in its short (legal) history, with more certainly to follow.» Read More
Owners and operators of a company (whether organized as a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC)) involved in the cannabis industry must remember that the company is also a business that is a separate legal entity.
Cannabis businesses are not immune to the harsh realities of any other business. In fact, they likely deal with even more difficult challenges than more traditional businesses. For example, most businesses—if not all—should have some form of insurance and, without insurance, a business’s only remedy may be to resort to and/or be subject to the court system.» Read More
This is an exciting time for cannabis law, and multitudes of individuals and businesses are finding themselves interested in or working with cannabis-related business issues. From the purchase and sale of CBD, to the expansion of medical marijuana programs across the country, to the constant discussions and rumors swirling around pending or anticipated legislation, this truly is an interesting time to be involved in the cannabis industry.» Read More
So, you’re considering applying for a marijuana retail license after the recreational adult use law is passed in New Jersey. The current version of Senate Bill No. 2703 (August 30, 2018) has several conditions that an applicant for a marijuana retail license must meet in order to have any chance of its application being approved.» Read More