Constitutional Challenges to Pot Licensing Residency Requirements: Will They Impact NJ?

New Jersey Law Journal (reprinted with permission)

7.23.2021

This New Jersey Law Journal article written by Wilentz Shareholder Lisa Gora and Pashman Stein attorney Chirali Patel discusses the issues underpinning two recent lawsuits brought against Missouri and Maine by non-resident applicants seeking cannabis licensure in states with durational residency requirements, and explores the potential impact on the emerging regulatory framework and adult use market being established in New Jersey.

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