Hemp Law in New Jersey

Date: Jan 31, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Event Code: I113322

Areas of Law:

Earn up to 2.4 credits! (More Information)





Joseph Shapiro, Esq.
Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C., Springfield
Joseph M. Shapiro is a Partner in Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C. in Springfield, New Jersey. He concentrates his practice in commercial bankruptcy, individual bankruptcy, creditor/debtor representation and bankruptcy litigation.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Shapiro was appointed to the New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Committee in 2019 and has been a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and the Turnaround Management Association. In 2012 he served as a volunteer attorney with the Honorable Morris Stern Bankruptcy pro bono project (the Rutgers-Newark Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project).

A lecturer for ICLE, Mr. Shapiro is a former Barrister of the Bankruptcy American Inn of Court and teaches business law to undergraduate students as an Adjunct Professor at Union County College. He has served as a continuing legal education presenter with Marino Legal CLE and as a Judge in the Vincent J. Appruzzese Mock Trial Competition.

Mr. Shapiro received his B.F.A., magna cum laude, from the Savannah College of Art & Design and his J.D. from Seton Hall University Law School. While a law student, he served as a research assistant to Professors Carl H. Coleman and Gaia Bernstein.
Sarah Trent, Esq.
Founder and CEO, Valley Wellness, Raritan
John D. Williams, Esq.
Law Office of John D. Williams, Newton
This brand-new program will introduce you to the law surrounding hemp. After laying a foundation, the panel will go on to explain the different facets of the hemp industry and covers the legal implications and regulations surrounding it.


  • What is Hemp? 
  • "Cannabis" versus "Marijuana" versus "Hemp": What's the Difference?
  • The Current and Future Regulatory Landscape of the Hemp Industry
  • Emerging Opportunities in the Hemp Industry
  • Legal Issues Facing the Hemp Industry

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 2.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 2.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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