Legal Challenges of Recreational Cannabis

New Jersey Business Magazine


In this New Jersey Business Magazine article, Michael F. Schaff, Wilentz Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Corporate, Health, and Cannabis Law practice groups, and Tracy Armstrong, Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Employment Law team, comment on the legal issues that employers face in regard to the legalization of recreational cannabis.

"Legal Challenges of Recreational Cannabis"

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