- Chair(s) Sheila Mints
- Office Locations New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
Capehart Scatchard will provide competent legal counsel to businesses, public entities, and entrepreneurs interested in entering the multifaceted cannabis market. Legalized cannabis is a quickly evolving and vast new field in New Jersey, with a growing list of jurisdictions now regulating its use for medical and/or recreational purposes. New Jersey is expected to fully legalize cannabis (under state law) in the near future, just as medical and recreational cannabis has expanded throughout the United States. However, due to conflicting state legislation with its continued federal criminalization, cannabis is conceivably the most confounding market segment to operate in. Capehart Scatchard minimizes this dilemma by paying close attention to regulatory and legislative developments affecting the industry. Our attorneys are fully capable of assisting any company or public entity entering the cannabis market by maneuvering through the complex and intricate, state level regulatory and legalities for them.
Businesses in the legalized cannabis sector, be it growers, distributors, processors, and investors, require sound legal expertise on all aspects of the industry. Capehart Scatchard already has years of experience working within complicated, government regulated industries and with the intricate and sophisticated web of state compliance regulations and legislation. We have immense involvement in the private sector and with handling public corporations and financing work, which spans across a comprehensive list of firm services and practice areas, including but not limited to:
- Health Care Law and regulatory compliance
- Business Agreements and Corporate Structure
- Commercial litigation
- Land Use, Zoning and Permits
- Environmental and Real Estate Transactions
- Financing and Banking Regulations
- Federal, State, Municipal Government and Policy Issues
Capehart Scatchard attorneys will assist New Jersey companies and entrepreneurs seeking to enter into the developing cannabis industry. We can help you efficiently operate your business in all manners incorporating legal cannabis activities via these highly-specialized areas, including:
- Licensing for Cultivation
- Processing and Dispensing
- Regulatory Compliance for Physicians in the Medical Marijuana Program
- Litigation, Banking and Finance
- Raising and Deploying Capital
- Protecting Intellectual Property
- Real Estate Development and Leasing
- Healthcare and Research
In addition, our Employment and Labor attorneys have been monitoring the significant impact legalized cannabis has had on the workplace. Capehart Scatchard is equipped to handle all employer concerns, from hiring practices and ethics, to employee legal disputes; eliminating confusion and any ramifications that are a result of this exciting commercial enterprise.
Per federal law, under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is categorized as a Schedule I controlled substance. The possession, sale, manufacture, use or distribution of marijuana is a federal crime, and the legalization of marijuana under any state or local law does not override the federal law. Capehart Scatchard, P.A. will not provide any assistance in bypassing or violating Federal or state cannabis law or policy, and no legal work or advice provided by Capehart Scatchard, P.A., should be interpreted as such.