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NJ Appeals Court Vacates and Remands 2018 MMJ Disqualification Decisions: Victory for Appellants, Government Transparency, and NJ MMJ Patients

The New Jersey Appellate Division this morning issued its Decision vacating the Department of Health’s final agency decision in the 2018 Medical Marijuana Request for Applications process and remanding for further proceedings to address the endemic scoring defects and related problems.  The Decision is available here. In its 75-page Decision, the Court extensively reviewed the […]

Ansell Grimm Adds Application Writer-Attorney To Cannabis Law Practice

Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC announces that Ariana Van Alstine will be coordinating with the firm to assist in the preparation of applications for cannabis licenses in the State of New Jersey.  The addition of Ms. Van Alstine expands the firm’s already robust Cannabis Law Practice Group, enabling it to further support its clients in licensing, […]

Recreational Marijuana Legalized by New Jersey Voters

As the New York Times reported, after years of legislative failures, New Jersey voters on Tuesday authorized the legal use of recreational marijuana in a year when supporters rallied around the disproportionate number of arrests for the drug in minority communities. The ballot question passed as expected, by a wide margin, according to preliminary results from The Associated […]

The State of Cannabis: NJ’s Upcoming Ballot Referendum on Adult-Use

October 28th, 2020 6:00pm-8:00pm Via Zoom Join us on October 28th for a timely and important discussion where our distinguished group of panelists will address cannabis at the federal level, and then hone in on what’s happening in NJ with the current medical operators, the prospect for adult-use if the referendum passes, and the viability […]

New state program to assist small business owners, tenants

A new state grant program will provide up to $10,000 in relief to eligible small businesses struggling due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are committed to helping small businesses across our state survive this unprecedented crisis, Governor Phil Murphy said. “A stronger and fairer New Jersey starts from the bottom up. The Small Business Lease […]

The Stay Stays in Medical Marijuana RFA Case

Since December of last year the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) has been barred from moving forward in the request for application process for medical marijuana facilities after being sued for unfairly excluding some applicants due to allegedly corrupt PDF files submitted as part of their applications. The applicants contend the alleged corruption of […]

New Jersey’s DOH Continues Court Fight for Problem It Could Solve Administratively

Justin Zaremba of NJ Cannabis Insider has covered the latest developments in the ongoing dispute between the New Jersey Department of Health and litigants claiming to be unfairly excluded from the state’s Medical Marijuana facility licensing program due to a corrupt PDFs. NJDOH sought to dissolve the stay preventing the 2019 RFA process from moving […]