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As New Jersey Gets Close To Legalizing Marijuana, Let’s Look At What Expungement Involves

By Phillip J. Murphy |

We’ve discussed the potential legalization of marijuana in New Jersey before, and the state may, at last, be very close to legalizing it, however, the governor has also promised to expunge previous marijuana-related convictions. Still, that process may be easier said than done; as New Jersey’s expungement process is incredibly complex. There is no… Read More »

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Are CBD Edibles Illegal In New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Where the line between legal and illegal is when it comes to Cannabidiol (CBD) edibles has come under strict scrutiny here in New York, as officials with the city’s Department of Health have recently started cracking down and dropping in on CBD businesses, confiscating products and prohibiting them from being sold. CBD is currently… Read More »

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Report Calls for Marijuana Legalization in New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Overall, the report calls for marijuana legalization in New York to be guided by three main principles: equity, health, and safety.  According to de Blasio, his administration has already halted the vast majority of arrests for low-level possession and smoking; legalization now offers the state the ability to automatically expunge low-level marijuana convictions; working… Read More »

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Hearings Scheduled To Legalize Recreational Marijuana in New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On November 26, the long-fought-for battle to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey will take a major step when state lawmakers debate the bill to legalize its use. Debate on the law—titled “The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act”—begins on November 26, and is expected to be followed… Read More »

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Update on Medical & Recreational Marijuana Legalization in New York & New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Here in New York, the planned merger of two of the country’s largest cannabis companies could change New York’s law on marijuana manufacturing and distribution as we know it. The merger would create the largest cannabis country in the nation, with licenses to operate 79 facilities in a number of states, including two cultivation… Read More »

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Police Crackdown on New York Doctors Distributing Opioids

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On October 11, in pursuit of the current administration’s war on opioids, five New York doctors in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and Westchester County were arrested and charged with running illegal prescription drug mills that led to the distribution of more than 8.5 million oxycodone pills being dispersed throughout the state. According to Manhattan… Read More »

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What Is Happening With Legalization Of Marijuana In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Rolling Stone recently ran an interesting article on the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. According to experts, New Jersey has a unique set of circumstances that could allow it to become a global leader in the cannabis industry. First, the state has some of the highest incarceration rates in the country as a… Read More »

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Crackdown On Drugged Driving In New Jersey & Prison Conditions Coming

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A number of important developments concerning criminal defense, justice, and penalties occurred in New Jersey this month (August), as we discuss in detail below: Prison Reform Addressed In New Jersey This Month On August 9, a number of governors and state attorneys met with President Trump in New Jersey to discuss prison reform at… Read More »

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Important Legal Updates For New Jersey: Summer 2018

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey Makes Bold Move to Adjourn All Marijuana-Related Cases On July 24, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal made an announcement instructing all municipal prosecutors to adjourn any marijuana-related cases until September 4 or later in order to coincide with the New Jersey State Senate’s plan to consider bill legalizing marijuana. This is… Read More »

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June Marks Major Step For Marijuana Legalization In New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

This week (June 18th), New York took important steps towards legalizing marijuana: The state health commissioner first recommended legalizing the drug. Mayor de Blasio then announced that the city would start handing out tickets to people smoking marijuana instead of arresting them. While the recreational use of marijuana in New York is still technically… Read More »

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