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What’s Next for New Jersey Marijuana Laws If the Recreational Cannabis Referendum Passes?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

It is an understatement to say that a lot is at stake in this year’s presidential election, and in New Jersey, voters will have a chance with a big decision about one of the most fragrant, and most polarizing, plants in the Garden State.  On Election Day, New Jersey voters will have a chance… Read More »


Although “Legal” At The State Level, Medical Marijuana Still Faces Some Legal Troubles

By Phillip J. Murphy |

While state after state, including New York, moves to decriminalize marijuana, the substance unfortunately remains a Schedule I drug under federal law. While this remains an obvious issue for recreational use, it has been less of an issue when it comes to medical marijuana due to a provision passed by Congress called the Rohrabacher-Farr… Read More »


Fate of Marijuana Decriminalization In New York Remains Unclear, Even as Gov. Cuomo Releases Plan

By Phillip J. Murphy |

While last year, New York did decriminalize the possession of certain small amounts of marijuana and launched a process to expunge the records of many who have been convicted of low-level possession crimes, the law still left a number of individuals targeted for arrests. Specifically, Blacks and Latinos continue to be arrested and sent… Read More »


Legal Marijuana In New York: Questions Remaining

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A number of questions remain concerning the decriminalization (and legalization) of marijuana in New York. Linked to these questions are those related to the state’s approach to CBD products and where things are headed in terms of past drug infractions. Currently, there is a significant amount of uncertainty concerning all of these issues, which… Read More »


Recreational Marijuana And Sports Gambling Could Soon Become Legal In New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On May 14th, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports gambling, opening up the possibility for states to pass laws allowing for the activity as they see fit. While New Jersey has already passed a law to allow for sports gambling, New York is also expected to in the next… Read More »

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