Sean Mack Quoted in NJ.com Article Discussing Uncertainty Following NJ Cannabis Commission's Failure to Meet Statutory Deadline to Start Accepting New Applications
Sean Mack, partner and Co-Chair of the Cannabis & Hemp Law practice at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was quoted in the NJ.com article “N.J.’s weed commission will miss deadline to start accepting new business applications.” The article discusses issues raised following the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s failure to meet the statutory deadline to start accepting new applications for business licenses.
Sean Mack, co-chair of the cannabis and hemp practice at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, said clients have been preparing to have applications ready this month, given the statutory deadline. But for those stuck in the 2019 licensing holding pattern, uncertainty remains.
When the commission awards 24 medical licenses from the 2019 round, some rejected entrepreneurs may want to apply instead for an adult use license. But if the CRC opened up adult use applications before giving a determination to those waiting applicants, it would create a dilemma.
Either way, those awaiting the 2019 announcement are facing uncertainty.
“This timing right now really puts those applicants in a really tough predicament,” Mack said.
“Now, potentially making a decision on, do I drop the 2019 and move forward? I would not want to be sitting in their shoes right now.”
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