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J. John Kim Quoted in New Jersey Monitor Regarding Hemp Products Case

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New Jersey Monitor
3.4.24

J. John Kim, Partner at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C., was recently quoted in a New Jersey Monitor article entitled, “Store Owners Battle Union Township Over Claims They Sold Marijuana, Not Hemp Products.” The article discusses the Union hemp store Delta Don, and the arrest of one of its owners, after authorities alleged that he was illegally selling marijuana.

John Kim represents Delta Don in its civil case against Union Township and their Building Department, a lawsuit filed in state Superior Court in Union County in December. Kim said the town’s crusade against the store is “very troubling.”

“We feel this has an enormous impact on businesses all across the state that are selling hemp, CBD oils, herb products — all of which are hemp and not marijuana,” Kim said.

Their store has remained shuttered since it was raided, prompting the business owners to file suit, Kim said. He noted owners Yi and Addison operate another store in New Brunswick selling the same products. Notably, that store has not been shut down or subject to the same scrutiny and suspicion from local police.

In a brief filed with the court, Union officials say they tested the products police seized from Delta Don and claim they test positive for THC, the chemical in cannabis that gets users high. But Kim said that the city’s results are vague and don’t describe how the product was tested, which he said makes their findings unreliable.

To read the full NJ Monitor article, click here.

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