Over the last couple of years, more states have been approving medical and recreational marijuana use. New Jersey and New York recently passed their respective laws allowing limited legal cannabis use in these states, opening numerous entrepreneurial options for residents looking to venture into the rapidly growing cannabis industry. 

However, the legalization of cannabis for medical and adult-recreational use currently conflicts with the federal government’s categorization of cannabis as a ”Schedule I” controlled substance. To succeed in this complex legal landscape, businesses looking to venture into the New Jersey and New York markets need the advice of an experienced cannabis lawyer throughout their business’s life cycle. 

At Brown & Blaier, PC, we can help you with the process of obtaining a license for the cultivation, manufacturing or dispensing of cannabis. Our cannabis lawyers are conversant with the latest regulatory and legal developments about its activities at both state and federal levels and can help cannapreneurs achieve their business goals by providing legal guidance and strategic services on the following matters: 

Corporate & Business 

Brown & Blaier, PC understands that clients looking to venture into and thrive in the cannabis industry must operate in an increasingly dynamic business environment affected by evolving laws and regulations. Our attorneys can assist you with various aspects of transactional functions, including: 

Licensing and Permits 

The cannabis industry is governed by numerous laws and regulations. Failure to follow these regulations can lead to your business being on the wrong side of the law and could even result in it being shut down. 

If you’re looking to break into this industry and stay competitive for the foreseeable future, you must adhere to the changing local, state, and federal laws and regulations. We offer various up-to-date regulatory compliance services about: 

  • State Licensing Regulations
  • Product Labeling and Advertising
  • FDA regulations and Enforcement
  • Industrial Hemp Farm Bill Protection
  • FDCA Requirements and Prohibitions

While obtaining licensing for the cultivation, manufacturing, or dispensing of cannabis in New Jersey and New York for medical and adult-recreational use may seem straightforward at first glance, it isn’t so. There are a lot of matters that you need to handle to qualify for licensing. Fortunately, the attorneys at Brown & Blaier, PC have the knowledge and experience to assist you with all the licensing and permit requirements outlined above. 

Intellectual Property 

With there being no federal trademark for cannabis-touching companies, businesses looking to create excellent brands and protect their intellectual property rights in the dynamic and unpredictable cannabis industry need to seek legal advice from experienced attorneys conversant with the ins and outs of the cannabis space and know the suitable strategies for developing and safeguarding valuable intellectual property. From copyright and trademark registration to enforcement of infringement disputes, you can depend on intellectual property lawyers at Brown & Blaier, PC to handle all of your intellectual property needs. 

Our experienced attorneys will help you with: 

  • Copyright and Trademark Registrations 
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Enforcement, Infringements & Disputes 
  • Strategic Branding 
  • Trade Secrets

Contact a Cannabis Lawyer in New Jersey 

Brown & Blaier, PC is a full-service law firm that offers legal services to creators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and well-established businesses in New Jersey and New York. Our cannabis lawyers can provide the efficiency, flexibility, and timely results that cannabis clients need to thrive in this highly dynamic legal landscape. 

Since the legalization of medical and adult-recreational cannabis use in New Jersey and New York, Brown & Blaier, PC has helped several entrepreneurs navigate the complex rules and regulations in the cannabis industry. Our cannabis attorneys can help you obtain approval for your business, navigate the complex state and federal compliance regulations, identify and prevent any potential legal challenges, protect your intellectual property, and more. Contact us today for legal assistance. 

Disclaimer: The use, processing, distribution, and/or sale of cannabis/marijuana is unlawful under federal law, no matter the state law. Individuals and businesses should keep in mind that compliance with state laws doesn’t assure compliance with federal law. Federal laws may be enforced in the future. Legal advice provided by Brown & Blaier, PC is meant to counsel clients about proposed and/or existing cannabis law. All our legal advice isn’t meant to offer any help or guidance in violating federal law.