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Feb 17, 2023

Delta-What??!!- Delta-8 and Delta-9 Create High Anxiety for Policymakers

Stores selling Delta-8 and Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products are everywhere these days! Both Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC are the psychoactive components of the Cannabis Sativa plant, of which both marijuana and hemp are two varieties. The only difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC is where a particular double bond is located on the chain of carbon atoms.» Read More

Jan 05, 2023

Cannabis Lounges Coming to New Jersey

Cannabis lounges (formally referred to as “cannabis consumption areas”) are coming to towns in New Jersey soon. In early December, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, (the “Commission”) proposed rules regarding the regulation of New Jersey cannabis lounges. 

The Commission’s proposed rules would allow cannabis retail dispensaries to operate indoor or enclosed outdoor consumption lounges for patrons twenty-one years of age and older.» Read More

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

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

Aug 19, 2019

Industrial Hemp Farmers in Need of Federal Crop Insurance

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

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

Jul 28, 2018

New Jersey Awaits Marijuana Waste Disposal Requirements

As New Jersey’s medicinal marijuana industry expands, and the recreational use legislation continues to be fine-tuned by the state legislators, requirements for the disposal of waste from marijuana operations will play an important part in the regulation of the industry. New Jersey’s proposed recreational use legislation does not require that any specific waste practices be implemented; rather it merely requires cultivation and dispensary applicants to provide a waste disposal plan with the application.» Read More