How Amending the NJ Constitution May Seed Legal Adult-Use Cannabis

New Jersey Law Journal


In this article from the monthly cannabis law column published by the New Jersey Law Journal, Wilentz attorney Lisa Gora and Seth Tipton, a partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli, discuss next steps that the Legislature needs to take to amend the New Jersey Constitution and legalize marijuana for personal use. Mr. Tipton also serves as co-chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Special Committee and Ms. Gora serves as the Committee’s secretary.

The column covers the impacts of legal cannabis on New Jersey businesses in all industry sectors and is co-authored by Michael F. Schaff, Esq. and Lisa Gora, Esq. in collaboration with other cannabis attorneys. This article is reprinted here with permission from the February 24 issue of the New Jersey Law Journal. © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. Further duplication without permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.

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