So You Secured Your Conditional Cannabis License? Beware Land Use Hurdles

New Jersey Law Journal (reprinted with permission)


This article in the New Jersey Law Journal, co-authored by Michael F. Schaff and Jennie M. Miller, discusses the impact of the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL), which governs how an applicant obtains the necessary permits and approvals for land development prior to the construction and operation of the cannabis facility. Obtaining a conditional, or temporary, cannabis license is a feat, but the applicant should know that converting the conditional license to an annual license is another hurdle the applicant must clear, provided they understand the MLUL.

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