Robert Beckelman, Maja M. Obradovic and Robert J. Flanagan III, members of the firm’s Cannabis Industry Practice Group, will present “Rolling Out Legal Weed in New Jersey: A Legislative and Regulatory Update and Discussion of Some Key Issues Related to a Legalized Cannabis Industry” on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 2:15pm – 3:55pm. The seminar is part of the Mercer County Bar Association’s full-day “2018 Xtreme: Real Estate - Breaking Developments in Real Estate, Blockchain and Legalized Cannabis” CLE event, and will be held at the Conference Center of Mercer County Community College.
Mr. Beckelman, Ms. Obradovic and Mr. Flanagan will provide an up-to-the-minute review of federal, state and municipal laws and regulations, including proposed legislation related to the legalization of cannabis in New Jersey for both medical and recreational usage. They will discuss some “buzz-worthy” legal issues associated with the state’s cannabis industry, with a particular focus on real estate and land use concerns associated with cannabis manufacturing, marketing and distribution, as well as an overview of employment-related issues for business owners in the state.
Topics will include:
- Big picture legal impacts of legalized marijuana in New Jersey
- The current legislative and regulatory framework related to cannabis at the federal, state and municipal levels
- Real estate and land use issues for cannabis-related commercial facilities
- Issues for employers related to legalized cannabis
Mr. Beckelman focuses his practice in redevelopment, land use and zoning, eminent domain, affordable housing and related litigation. Ms. Obradovic concentrates her practice in litigation, with a particular focus in employment litigation and bankruptcy reorganization matters. Mr. Flanagan concentrates his practice in litigation, including substantial work in all aspects of both state and federal civil and criminal litigation pre-trial, trial, and appellate practice.
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The possession, sale, manufacture, use or distribution of marijuana is illegal under federal law, which could result in severe financial and criminal penalties. The legalization of marijuana under any state or local law does not override the federal law. No legal advice we give is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law. Any legal work or advice the firm may provide related to contracts, financing, leasing, the formation of business entities, dispute resolution or any other legal work that a business may require shall not be construed as advising or encouraging a client to engage in a business or activity that violates any federal or state law.