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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

May 06, 2019

Smoking Lawful Weed May Cost You Citizenship

According to the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), an immigrant who is seeking naturalization may lack the good moral character required to become a U.S. Citizen if they partake in the lawful purchase, possession, or consumption of marijuana. As many states are updating their laws by legalizing the medical and recreational use of marijuana, the USCIS is also updating its internal policies related to the adjudication of naturalization applications of lawful permanent residents who partake in the marijuana industry.» Read More

Dec 28, 2018

The Ghost of CBD Past, Present, and Future: The Future of CBD and Industrial Hemp

The new year is right around the corner, which will prove to be a truly new year for the industrial hemp industry and the crown jewel of hemp-derived consumer products: CBD.  As we have laid out in our previous two posts that you can read here and here, the already ubiquitous CBD has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. » 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

Oct 24, 2018

Medical Cannabis: Have You Checked the NJPMP?

There is no question that our current administration is aggressively pushing to expand the Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) in New Jersey, separate and apart from pursuing legalization of adult use.  The number of patients registered in the MMP has doubled during the Murphy administration. » Read More

Aug 31, 2018

Should New Jersey Municipalities Opt out of the Marijuana Business?

In advance of the anticipated state legalization of recreational adult use marijuana, several North Jersey municipalities plan to adopt ordinances banning all marijuana businesses from operating within their borders. The recreational adult use marijuana bills currently being debated, which could be signed into law as early as this fall, empower local governments to decide whether they want to allow marijuana businesses to operate in their communities.» Read More