Controlled Substances & Regulatory Practice


New York Lawmakers Introduce Psychedelics Legalization Bill New York state lawmakers introduced a bill to legalize natural psychedelics including psilocybin.  A.B. 114, originally intended to be introduced in the 2023-2024 legislative session, was proposed last week by Democratic Assembly members Linda Rosenthal, Jo Anne Simon, and Karines Reyes, according to a report from Marijuana Moment. If passed, the […]


In 2022, the Firm’s Controlled Substances and Regulatory Law Practice Group continues its rapid evolution and expansion. Our attorneys have assisted clients in applications for licensure, litigation to ensure transparency and integrity in the licensing process at the State and municipal levels, educational initiatives throughout the country, and entry into the developing area concerning legalization […]

Ansell Clients Secure Cannabis Licenses

Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC is proud to congratulate its clients for securing cannabis licenses from the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission at the October 27, 2022 meeting: DMW Holdings, LLC – Manufacturing License Arbory Wellness, LLC – Dispensary License Canopy Crossroad – Dispensary License

Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC October 2022 Cannabis Law Update

CRC Issues Guidance On WIRES;  Raises More Questions Than Answers On September 9, 2022, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) issued long-awaited guidance regarding workplace impairment arising from cannabis use. While the guidance does not address all the issues that employers have faced in recent years, it does provide some needed clarity. By way of background, […]

September 2022 Newsletter

Klein Helping Clients with Property Sales and Acquisitions Across the State Jason S. Klein, Esq. (a) assisted a client in the acquisition of a 200-plus unit multifamily complex located in Morris County, through a membership interest purchase, which also included assistance with financing from a large regional bank and multiple 1031 exchanges; (b) assisted a […]

NJSBA to Honor Judge Mellaci

The Honorable Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr., retired Superior Court Judge, currently serving as Of Counsel with Ansell Grimm & Aaron will be honored by the New Jersey State Bar Association as Monmouth County’s Daniel J. O’Hern Professionalism Award winner. The O’Hern Award is presented annually to an attorney who is a well-respected member of the legal […]

Cannabis Law Update — June 2022

MINI-ROUNDTABLE: Q&A Report with Cannabis Industry Experts and Advocates Financier Worldwide Magazine, publisher of the quarterly e-magazine, Corporate Disputes, reached out to Ansell Grimm & Aaron’s Cannabis Law Practice Chair, Joshua Bauchner , to participate in a special Q&A report titled, “Cannabis Regulation and the Litigation Landscape.” This report is available online and registration is […]

Cannabis Law Update

Excellence in Cannabis Law – NJCannabis Insider 2022 Business Awards After enduring two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, states have begun dropping their most stringent restrictions and in-person events are slowly returning to the cannabis industry. On June 9, 2022, NJ Cannabis Insider will host New Jersey’s first-ever cannabis business awards gala at the Carteret […]

New York Cannabis Update

New York Cannabis Retail Opt-out Window Expires December 31, 2021 was the deadline for New York municipalities to opt-out of cannabis retail sales. In New York, municipalities were only permitted to opt-out of retail and consumption licenses, and citizens can overturn municipalities’ opt-out ordinances via ballot measure. Fewer than half of New York’s municipalities passed […]

NJ Medical Pot Hopefuls Say Agency Snubbed Court Ruling

Law360 recently reported on Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC’s challenge to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s decisions on remand after the Commission’s initial decisions were reversed by the Appellate Division on November 25, 2020. Below is the article. By Sarah Jarvis Medical marijuana permit applicants have urged a New Jersey appellate court to direct […]