Cannabis Law

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Seth R. Tipton

The Firm provides comprehensive legal counsel in all aspects of the cannabis industry from business formation, governmental affairs, licensing and permitting to local land use applications. New Jersey Governor-Elect Phil Murphy supports the expansion of access to medical marijuana and adult recreational use of marijuana. We anticipate the passage of legalized marijuana for adult recreational use to be part of Governor-Elect Murphy’s early 2018 agenda.

Firm Partner Paul T. Fader has served on the Board of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association since its inception in early 2017. Paul is working closely with the Association and other board members to advance the legalization of cannabis in New Jersey and to promote sensible policies and regulations to support the development and growth of a legalized cannabis-based industry and economy in New Jersey.

If the recreational use of marijuana is approved in New Jersey, our experienced attorneys are well prepared to represent cannabis businesses. We have already handled cannabis business matters including:

  • Guided a Pennsylvania LLC in its multi-million dollar private equity raise and application for a license to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. 

  • Representing one of New Jersey’s first medical marijuana dispensaries since it opened in 2015.

  • Working with the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association on lobbying in New Jersey on marijuana laws and policies, including expanding access to medical marijuana and legalizing adult recreational use of marijuana.

FPSF attorneys also handle business and industry matters of importance to the emerging cannabis industry in New Jersey including:

  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting

  • Corporate Formation and Governance

  • Labor and Employment

  • Leasing

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Real Estate and Land Use

  • Regulatory, Affairs and Lobbying

The Firm’s Government, Regulatory Affairs and Lobbying practice group is well equipped to represent clients with New Jersey licensing and permitting. The knowledge and expertise of Founding Partner former Governor James J. Florio and firm Partner Paul T. Fader, who served as Chief Counsel to two New Jersey Governors, provides our clients with keen insight into the state’s legislative, licensing and regulatory process.

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