Starting a business in New Jersey can be complicated. Not only do potential business owners need a business model and idea, but they need capital to make it happen. Once they have those things in place, business formation requires that they decide what type of entity they want the business to be. For example, new business owners can choose to make their business a limited liability company, a corporation or partnership, among other types of entities. Depending on the type of entity people choose for their businesses, different paperwork is required to legally establish it.
After Gov. Jon Corzine signed the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act in 2010, six dispensaries were approved to open in the state, a promising start for medical marijuana advocates and potential patients in New Jersey. But two years later, not one of those centers is even close to opening, and a prominent defense attorney is prepping a lawsuit against the state Health Department for delaying the program. It's an unconventional case in the realm of commercial litigation, but one that has both sides of the issue fired up.