Expansion of Medicinal Marijuana Is in NJ’s Future, but Adult Use May Not Be

New Jersey Law Journal


Wilentz Shareholder and Cannabis Law Co-Chair Michael F. Schaff coauthored an article with Wilentz attorney Lisa Gora, also a member of the Cannabis Law team, on the expansion of New Jersey’s medicinal marijuana program. In this article, they consider the impacts of Senate bill S-10, also referred to as the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, on New Jersey health care businesses and caregivers in connection with their access to medical cannabis.

This article was originally published in the June 2019 issue of New Jersey Law Journal Cannabis Law special section, and is reprinted here with permission.

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