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Feb 04, 2019

The FDA’s Position on Regulating Cannabis Products Post-Farm Bill

As mentioned in our prior blog post here, on December 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the “Farm Bill”).  The bill de-scheduled hemp from being a federally controlled substance, and legalized hemp-derived cannabidiol (“CBD”) provided it meets the legal definition of industrial hemp. » Read More

Feb 01, 2019

No CBD for CBS During the Super Bowl

Last year I blogged about the NFL’s aggressive enforcement of its trademark rights in the SUPER BOWL mark on Norris McLaughlin’s More Than Your Ma®k blog.  (You can check out that post here.)  The NFL clearly understands that trademarks are a mainstay of its brand and so, unsurprisingly, acts aggressively to protect them. » Read More

Jan 17, 2019

Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address Proposes Legalized Recreational Use of Marijuana

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State address detailed his progressive plan that included legalizing recreational use of marijuana.  The Governor’s proposal was motivated by the swelling popular support for recreational marijuana use and by his estimated $300 million in tax revenues that would eventually be generated. » Read More

Dec 20, 2018

The Ghost of CBD Past

CBD oil. CBD-infused food. CBD balms and beauty products. CBD pet products. CBD seems to be everywhere and on everyone’s news feeds these days. Indeed, these are exciting times for the hemp industry, as President Trump is set to sign the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 – a development that will fundamentally change the hemp industry in America.» Read More

Dec 18, 2018

After Months of Waiting, Six New Jersey ATC Facilities Are Announced

Applicants for the six additional vertically-integrated ATC facilities have been waiting months to find out if their applications would be successful. After combing through 146 applications and over 43,000 pages of application materials, the New Jersey Department of Health has announced the following winners:

  • North Jersey: NETA NJ LLC (Phillipsburg) and GTI New Jersey (Paterson)
  • Central Jersey: Verano NJ LLC (dispensary in Elizabeth and cultivation in Rahway) and Justice Grown (Ewing)
  • South Jersey: MPX New Jersey (dispensary in Atlantic City and cultivation in Galloway) and Columbia Care New Jersey (Vineland)

It is not surprising that the successful applicants will be operating in highly-populated municipalities, most of which are in need of economic stimulus.» Read More

Nov 07, 2018

New Jersey Marijuana Social Lounges

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

Aug 21, 2018

Marijuana and Beer Don’t Mix

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal recently announced that all marijuana cases in municipal courts be adjourned through at least September and that has many people hopeful that New Jersey’s legalization of medical and recreational marijuana is forthcoming.  If the legalization does happen, it will have a significant impact on many industries; and not just those one traditionally thinks of to be in the cannabis business.» Read More

Aug 17, 2018

Calling All Applicants, Calling All Applicants!!! It’s the Final Call for ATC Applications!

Last month, Gov. Murphy issued a Request for Applications (“RFA”) for additional Alternative Treatment Centers.  Those looking to have a chance to obtain one of the six anticipated permits to operate an Alternative Treatment Center (“ATC”) must submit their application by 5 PM, Friday, August 31, 2018. » Read More

Aug 01, 2018

Does NJ Attorney General’s Temporary Freeze on Marijuana Prosecutions Signal Bigger Things to Come?

On July 24, 2018, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal made big news when he announced his office had instructed municipal prosecutors across the state to temporarily refrain from prosecuting low-level marijuana cases until September 4, 2018.  Grewal also stated that he intended to issue statewide guidance regarding prosecution of marijuana cases at the municipal court level by the end of August. » Read More

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