The 31-page opinion about the case – Hager v. M&K Construction – the judges concluded the order requires the company to reimburse the petitioner for the purchase of the MMJ, not to “aid and abet petitioner’s possession of an illegal substance,” as the company argued.
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The court said it finds “no conflict between the CSA (federal Controlled Substance Act) and MMA (the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.)”
Steve Schain, a senior attorney in the Philadelphia office of the Hoban Law Group, wrote in an email to Marijuana Business Daily that the decision is a “terrific step forward for Jersey.”
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