Joshua S. Bauchner

Quarterly Litigation Department Roundup: April 2021

As the world continues to face the coronavirus pandemic, and millions of small businesses remain confronted with unprecedented challenges, the attorneys in Ansell Grimm & Aaron’s Litigation Department assisted dozens of clients in protecting their businesses and livelihoods.  Led by co-chairs Lawrence Shapiro and Joshua Bauchner, and assisted by attorneys Barry Capp, Anthony D’Artiglio, Rahool Patel, Seth […]

Make Room for Hemp: NJ and NY Industrial Hemp Regulations

We have all been following the transforming laws governing the sale and purchase of marijuana which have remained centralized in headlines for quite some time now. Amidst all the excitement, we don’t want to overlook the changes being made state by state in hemp distribution and sale. New Jersey Under the relevant regulations, “hemp” means […]

NJ Gov. Signs Legal Pot Bills After ‘Bungled’ Process By Bill Wichert

  Law360 (February 22, 2021, 12:43 PM EST) New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed legislation to set up an adult-use recreational marijuana market in the Garden State, ending what one state senator had called a “bungled” process as the governor and legislators tussled for months over the consequences for underage possession of cannabis […]

Legal Problems for NJ Medical Marijuana Licensing by Janice Kirkel

    FEB 18, 2021 – New Jersey’s medical marijuana licensing process can resume after a court ruling but how it will do that is an open question. A number of applications were rejected because of technical problems with filing. The applicants sued the state’s department of health over this, but lost. Craig Provorny, one of […]

N.J. court hears arguments in case that has stalled expansion of medical marijuana

  Updated Feb 03, 2021; Posted Feb 02, 2021 By Amanda Hoover | NJ Advance Media For EDITOR’S NOTE: NJ Cannabis Insider is hosting a two-day business and networking conference March 9-10, featuring some of the state’s most prominent industry leaders. Early-bird registration is open. Tickets are limited. A three-judge appellate court panel heard […]

New N.J. legal weed compromise offered with deadline looming for Murphy to act

  By Amanda Hoover | NJ Advance Media For Updated Jan 29, 2021; Posted Jan 28, 2021 EDITOR’S NOTE: NJ Cannabis Insider is hosting a two-day business and networking conference March 9-10, featuring some of the state’s most prominent industry leaders. Early-bird registration is open. Tickets are limited. After weeks of fruitless negotiations on penalties for underage marijuana […]

The 21 In Cannabis To Watch In 2021

New Jersey’s legal marijuana industry is in its embryonic stage. There is still no law on the books, and the government body charged with regulating the industry is not yet created. But there are many entrepreneurs, social justice advocates, attorneys and other professionals who are eager to help shape the mighty market that everyone expects […]

NJ Pot Advocates Say License Caps Could Shape Industry – By Diana Novak Jones

Law360 (December 23, 2020, 4:39 PM EST) — As legislation framing the new adult-use marijuana market in New Jersey awaits the governor’s signature, advocates say one of the most consequential decisions for what could be the industry’s most lucrative state has yet to be made. New Jersey’s proximity to New York and Pennsylvania — two […]

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 […]