Monthly Archives: September 2021

Commission Announces New Steps Forward to Advance Cannabis Research in the Commonwealth

The Cannabis Control Commission announced in an August bulletin that it will begin reviewing all Marijuana Research Facility license applications previously submitted to the Commission.

A Research Facility license allows licensees to research cannabis and cannabis products for a variety of purposes, including under certain circumstances, studies involving human subjects. Research Facility licenses can be held by any number of different entities, including academic institutions, non-profits,… More

New Jersey: CRC Builds the Application Infrastructure.

As was discussed in detail during Foley Hoag’s recent New Jersey webinar, the adult-use regulations released by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“CRC”) contain several unanswered questions. For instance, when will the CRC begin accepting applications (they have already missed the statutory deadline)? How will applicants navigate the complexity of the local municipal approval process amidst towns seesawing between opt-ins and opt-outs?… More

Caught in FDA’s Crosshairs: Delta-8 THC Products Invite Increased Scrutiny

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer alert related to Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8 THC), following a recent increase in adverse event reports to FDA and poison control centers. Although Delta-8 THC products have proliferated in the market, FDA has not approved or evaluated any products containing the psychoactive cannabinoid and FDA is concerned that these products are being marketed in a manner that puts the public health at risk.… More

Watch Now: New Jersey: Racing to Adult-Use Applications

New Jersey has finally released its adult-use regulations outlining the manner in which licenses will be solicited, applications scored, and ultimately awarded. With a statutory deadline for the Cannabis Regulatory Commission to begin accepting applications within the next three weeks, preparation is sure to be a sprint. Foley Hoag’s application writing team has written and prepared several winning applications in multiple states, including New Jersey and recently Georgia.

Download presentation materials here.… More

No More Stalling: Governor Hochul to Announce Nominees to Head New York’s Cannabis Program

Exactly five months after the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), on Tuesday, August 31st, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that she is convening an Extraordinary Session of the Legislature to announce her nominees to head the Office of Cannabis Management and the Cannabis Control Board (CCB), which governs the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM).

The OCM is the agency that will regulate cannabis and will issue licenses and develop regulations outlining how and when businesses can participate in the new industry.… More