William J. Caruso, Partner and leader of Archer’s Cannabis Practice group, has been named to the NJL’s list of 2019 NJ Trailblazers. The Trailblazers series is a special supplement developed by the business arm of The National Law Journal which spotlights a handful of individuals from each practice area that are truly agents of change.
Mr. Caruso is a recognized expert in state and federal Cannabis law, and has been an active advocate in the movement to end marijuana prohibition for nearly ten years. He is a founding member of the New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform steering committee, a partnership of public safety, medical, civil rights, faith, political, and criminal justice reform organizations and individuals committed to changing New Jersey’s laws to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and older. He is also a board member of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, a nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing the legalization of cannabis. As a government staffer and now as a lawyer and advocate, Mr. Caruso has been a leader in cannabis policy at the state and federal level for the last two decades.