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The Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s Initial Rules Are Here, Now What?
Author: Daniel T. McKillopDate: September 9, 2021
On August 20, 2021, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC or Commission) released its much-anticipated initial rules, which will govern the cultivation, manufacture, and sale of recreational cannabis in the state. The rules became effective upon filing with the Office of Administrative Law and will be in effect for up to one year.
“We were ambitious with our timeline to make personal-use cannabis available, and I am pleased the Commission was able to create these regulations in record time,” Governor Phil Murphy said in a press statement. “The regulations adopted today reflect the CRC’s commitment to transparency and social equity. Prioritizing applications from women and minority entrepreneurs, from business owners living in economically disadvantaged communities, and from small business owners will ensure the market grows the way we envisioned—in a way that is socially equitable and reflective of our state’s diversity.”
Breaking Down the New Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill
Senate Democrats introduced draft legislation that would end the federal prohibition of cannabis and remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances...
Court Rules County of Maui Must Obtain Permit Under CWA
A Hawaii federal judge has concluded that the County of Maui must obtain a permit under the Clean Water Act...
Can Your Business Benefit from New Jersey’s Commitment to Offshore Wind?
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve the state’s second offshore wind project, which is projected...
Cannabis Industry Finds Unlikely Ally in Justice Clarence Thomas
Justice Clarence Thomas is the latest to voice concerns about the continued federal criminalization of marijuana... Justice Clarence Thomas is...
Candy Brands Filing Trademark Suits Over Cannabis Copycats
July 16, 2021
Mars Wrigley is the latest candy manufacturer to file suit against companies for selling cannabis-infused edibles in packaging that mimics...
NJDEP Compliance Advisory Targets Significant Non-Compliant Dischargers
July 9, 2021
The NJDEP recently issued a compliance advisory prioritizing enforcement against significant non-compliant dischargers The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection...
New York’s Off-Duty Conduct Law Now Includes Cannabis Use
June 25, 2021
When New York legalized the recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and over, it also amended the state’s off-duty...
Understanding New Jersey’s New Remediation Standards
June 8, 2021
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently adopted amended Remediation Standards... The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection...
Appellate Division Relies on Hager to Uphold Reimbursement of Medical Cannabis
May 17, 2021
The New Jersey Appellate Division recently upheld a worker's compensation court decision ordering Pepsi Bottling Group to reimburse a one-time...