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Cannabis Law

The legalization of cannabis is a complex and quickly evolving issue that requires an in-depth  understanding of current and pending regulations and how those regulations affect you, your business and your community.

Archer’s attorneys, in conjunction with Archer Public Affairs, are at the forefront of marijuana legalization, and are trusted advisors to the public sector, helping governments grapple with responsible regulations that safeguard both public safety and business enterprise.  This background, coupled with our experience representing highly regulated industries, creates a synergy within our practice group to help clients make sound, informed choices to comply with existing laws while adopting agile, forward-thinking strategies for future expansion.

Archer’s Cannabis Law Practice is led by industry expert William J. Caruso, a long-time public policy adviser and founding member of the New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform steering committee and a board member for the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association.  Bill is part of a select group of attorneys chosen to advise the State of New Jersey on the intricacies of marijuana legalization, taxation and regulation.  Representing clients that are both veterans and new leaders in the medical and adult-use cannabis industries, including retailers, processors, growers and ancillary businesses, he leads a formidable team of attorneys who provide guidance on marijuana-related business issues, including strategic planning and transactions, employment law, land use, zoning and municipal law, and healthcare law.

Although the interplay of Federal and State laws can be confusing and inconsistent, Archer’s Cannabis Law Practice helps clients navigate this innovative, emerging industry responsibly, ethically and realistically, to ensure thoughtful, strategic success.

Disclaimer: Using, possessing, distributing and/or selling marijuana is illegal under federal law, regardless of any state law. Businesses and individuals should be aware that compliance with state law does not assure compliance with federal law.  Federal laws may be enforced in the future. Legal advice provided by Archer & Greiner is designed to counsel clients regarding the  existing and/or proposed cannabis law. No legal advice we give is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law.

Articles and Speaking Engagements

Laura Link Quoted in NJ Spotlight Article, “New Jersey Employers Search for Straight Answers on Cannabis in the Workplace”

Bill Caruso Quoted in APP Article, “NJ marijuana legalization: When’s the NJ legal weed vote? Will Michigan Prop 1 change us?”

Bill Caruso Quoted in New York Times Article, “New Jersey Attorney General Pauses Prosecutions in Marijuana Cases”

New Jersey’s Budding Industry Poses Questions for Businesses

Advisory: New Jersey Department of Health Calls for Six New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Bill Caruso Featured in ROI-NJ Article, “For lobbyists: New governor, new agenda … create new opportunities”

Bill Caruso Featured in NJ 101.5 Article, “Up next: Sweeney expects summer vote on marijuana legalization”

Bill Caruso Quoted in Article, “Pro-marijuana activists push for minorities to get fair share of NJ legal weed market”

Laura Link Quoted in NJBIZ Article, “Cannabis Reform Can Require Employer Response”

Bill Caruso Quoted in The Street article, “If We Got Boehner, We Can Get Anyone: Washington’s Growing Role in Legal Weed”

Bill Caruso to Participate in NJCIA Event, “New Jersey Cannabis at a Crossroads: Navigating Complex Regulatory, Business, and Legal Issues”

Bill Caruso Quoted in Asbury Park Press Article, “NJ marijuana legalization: Legal weed forever changed Colorado, California”

Bill Caruso Participates in NJ Spotlight Roundtable, “NJ and Legalized Marijuana: National Model or Petri Dish?”

Mark Sever to Present at Cannabis Learn Conference

William J. Caruso and Laura Link To Present “Marijuana Legalization in NJ: What’s Coming Down the Pipeline”

Bill Caruso Discusses Cannabis Space in ROI-NJ Article, “Legalizing Marijuana Could Bring Increased Demand for Warehouse Space”

Bill Caruso Quoted in ROI-NJ Article, “Want to get into cannabis game? Working with local officials should be first step”

Bill Caruso Shares Insights on Variety of Cannabis Industry-Related Topics in ROI-NJ’s Panel Discussion

Opinion: Jersey’s New Industry: Marijuana –

Report: Marijuana Could Bring in $300 Million in Revenue to NJ – Bill Caruso Weighs In – New Jersey Policy Perspective

No question: Cannabis is huge business opportunity – ROINJ

Caruso’s decision to push for pot could pay off if it’s legalized – ROINJ

The business of cannabis: The right call — Caruso, a noted attorney, has become one of the state’s leading advocates for legalizing recreational use of cannabis – NJBIZ

The business of cannabis: Q&A: Lots of questions, lots of answers – NJBIZ

New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association taps three industry leaders to serve on leadership team – Insider NJ

Smell of new business in the weed industry luring N.J. lawyers –



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