Connecticut State Licensing: Cultivating an Industry in the Land of Steady Habits. Learn about pending litigation against the state due to the licensing and lottery system and the program’s apparent failure to meet social equity goals.
In this session, hear from attorneys who are actively working on applications in the Garden State and with clients who are investing in New Jersey or otherwise gearing up for future submissions. Learn about unique-to-New Jersey license types, such as the “Conditional License,” enabling prospective operators to apply for a license without site control (subject to income restrictions), the “Micro-license,” a 2500 square foot facility for which there are no caps (subject to residency requirements), priorities in licensing, and creative opportunities to participate in the market distinct from ownership (via “Financial Source Agreement” or “Management Services Agreement”). Also learn about how the regulatory process is unfolding and how administrative delays are impacting the licensing process and accompanying operational timelines and legal transactions.
Since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, there are now two distinct commercial industries: pharmaceuticals / wellness and industrial. In the pharmaceutical and consumer wellness areas, there is an explosion of innovation and new products. In the industrial market, there is increasing interest in light of sustainability and carbon capture considerations.
With legalization initiatives moving quickly in the Tri-State Area, prospective operators are gearing up for what will inevitably be a competitive licensing process. In this session, attorneys will delve into the laws in: New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
Join us for a discussion of patents, patent rights, limitations of patents, and alternatives for protection, from utility to Plant Patents and PVP. Additionally, the panel will delve into deposit requirements (availability to 3rd parties and timing of deposit), data- quality, scope (written description/enablement), and the dynamics for Plant Patent-Flexibility and data quality requirements, and patent enforcement.