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Cannabis Law

The anticipated legalization of cannabis businesses in New Jersey presents a great deal of opportunity. However, the cannabis industry presents unique and difficult challenges. Whether you or your business are interested in learning more about starting a cannabis related business or a business that will support the cannabis industry, the Law Office of Robert W. Ratish can help.

By 2020, nationwide cannabis sales are expected to reach $22 billion. Legalization of adult recreational cannabis in New Jersey will bring a flood of interest from entrepreneurs and investors. Understanding how to navigate the complex regulatory requirements of the cannabis industry is crucial in developing a long-term strategy as well as conforming with the day-to-day requirements of operating a cannabis business.

With a track record of helping new and existing business through all stages of development, we can provide clients with individualized attention and a comprehensive plan for navigating the nascent cannabis industry. Robert W. Ratish is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association Cannabis Law Committee.


Cannabis is classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act. Although the sale and use of cannabis may be legal in some states, it is currently illegal in New Jersey and under federal law. The Law Office of Robert W. Ratish works with clients to understand current and proposed state regulation of the sale of cannabis with the understanding that any such sale or use remains illegal under federal law.

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