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As we move further along into 2019, the stage is set for what I expect to be a critical year in the trajectory of New Jersey’s cannabis sector. While specifics remain to be seen, there is little doubt that it will continue to flourish – whether through the passage of recreational legislation, a further expansion of ATCs by the Department of Health (“DOH”) or some combination of the two. In the spirit of New Year’s…
Inspired by the NJ Cannabis Insider Q&A with Satya Capital’s Nishant Reddy, I sat with Jason Erkes, Chief Communications Officer with Cresco Labs, for a closer look at the company’s New Jersey plans. One of the fastest-growing companies in the cannabis space, Cresco was supported by CSG’s Cannabis Law Group on its application to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Atlantic City as part of the New Jersey Department of Health’s July 2018
I am pleased to share with our subscribers an NJ Cannabis Insider Q&A featuring Nishant Reddy, co-founder of the California-based boutique investment firm Satya Capital. CSG supported Satya as they partnered with MedMen on a joint application to operate a medicinal marijuana dispensary in Newark, NJ as part of the New Jersey Department of Health’s July 2018 Request for Applications. In the Q&A, Nishant touches on his deep roots in New Jersey, Satya Capital’s…
After a brief hiatus, we welcome you back to CSG’s CannaBiz Law Blog. The August 31stRFA deadline was challenging, but I am pleased to report that an all hands on deck effort on behalf of our clients made for a successful application process. With the deadline now behind us, and a fresh perspective on the challenges and opportunities future rounds of cannabis licensing in New Jersey may present, I was invited to author another…
I recently authored a guest column for NJ Cannabis Insider titled, “What’s next for medical marijuana in N.J.” The article outlines several compliance-related takeaways for the thousands of individuals and businesses eager to enter what is expected to become a multi-billion industry in New Jersey – medical (and, ultimately, recreational) marijuana. There are three key considerations that any aspiring entrant to N.J.’s medical marijuana program should keep top of mind when developing a business plan…
My colleague, Frank Giantomasi, and I published an op-ed in ROI-NJ titled, “Preparing for legalized marijuana in N.J.: A primer.” In the article, we cover everything from the key bills entering the legislative process to law enforcement’s sentiment toward the burgeoning industry and steps that entrepreneurs should take to enhance their chances of successfully operating a cannabis business or ancillary support service. The months and years ahead promise to be exciting and potentially very…