Cole Schotz P.C.




With attorneys practicing Cannabis law since 2013, Cole Schotz has been at the forefront of the New Jersey cannabis industry. Our team is renowned for their personal commitment and passion for the plant. We guide clients through regulatory compliance, risk management, governmental affairs and licensing in connection with cannabis related uses. Our attorneys stay informed of the latest updates so that they can properly advise clients as laws continue to evolve.

We are uniquely well-suited for investors and entrepreneurs alike with respect to the opportunities and challenges presented by this emerging industry. Our clients include plant-touching, non-plant-touching and hemp and hemp-derived cannabinoid based businesses, including CBD. In addition, we also represent high-net worth individuals and others looking to invest in the industry. Our cannabis clients include not only cannabis companies located in the Northeast, but also multi-state operators of licensed cannabis businesses across the nation.

The group is a composition of attorneys from across practice areas and specialties. Together our team has expertise in corporate, employment, environmental, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, securities and tax law. This multi-disciplinary approach allows us to pair legal expertise with industry experience to create a 360° view of what companies in the cannabis industry need to succeed.




Lawsuit casts spotlight on New York's initial medical cannabis licensing, questions scoring

As published in: Marijuana Business Daily February 26, 2021

New Jersey Legalized Cannabis. What's Next?

As published in: WeedWeek February 23, 2021

NJ's Pot Stalemate Puts Legalization On The Edge Of Collapse

As published in: Law360 February 18, 2021

Democratic senators will work to pass marijuana reform bill this year

As published in: Yahoo News February 2, 2021

Five State Medical Marijuana Markets That Could Get A Boost Through Reforms In 2021

As published in: Marijuana Business Daily January 28, 2021

How Will Evolving Marijuana Laws Impact the Workplace in 2021?

As published in: HR Magazine January 13, 2021

Q&A: Cole Schotz's Marc Press explains New Jersey's budding cannabis industry

As published in: Reuters’ Westlaw Today December 29, 2020

New Jersey lawmakers pass bill to regulate biggest East Coast recreational marijuana market

As published in: Marijuana Business Daily December 17, 2020

These Are the States Most Likely to Legalize Recreational Weed in 2021

As published in: Green Entrepreneur December 9, 2020

More States Legalize Marijuana Use

As published in: HR Magazine November 5, 2020

'It Won't Happen Overnight': What's Next for Cannabis in NJ

As published in: New Jersey Law Journal November 5, 2020

NJ Weed Industry May Be Hijacked By 'Big Players,' Group Warns

As published in: Patch November 5, 2020

New Jersey voters legalize a potential billion-dollar adult-use marijuana market

As published in: Marijuana Business Daily November 4, 2020

Voters Weigh In on Workplace Issues

As published in: HR Magazine November 4, 2020


Upcoming Events

The Outlook for Cannabis in 2021
Attorney Speaking: Robert M. DiPisaMarch 16, 2021

Recent Events

Cannabis Live NY
Attorney Speaking: Robert M. DiPisaOctober 7, 2019
New Jersey 9/17/19 Dinner Meeting
Attorney Speaking: Robert M. DiPisaSeptember 17, 2019
Everything Cannabis
Attorney Speaking: Marc P. PressJuly 10, 2019
Investing in Cannabis
Attorney Speaking: Marc P. PressJuly 19, 2018
Finding Your Niche, Business Update and Social Responsibility
Attorney Speaking: Elizabeth C. BogleMay 3, 2018


Marijuana's Journey from Greenhouse to Courthouse

American Bankruptcy Institute May 2019

G. David Dean

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