New Jersey Law Journal (reprinted with permission)
This article in the New Jersey Law Journal, co-authored by Michael F. Schaff and Natalie Moszczynski, discusses President Biden’s initiative to pardon individuals convicted of simple marijuana possessions to eliminate challenges like obtaining employment, housing or educational opportunities. Biden’s pardon statements have ushered change to the federal cannabis landscape, resulting in new perspectives and opportunities for the industry.
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