Welcome to season four of the NJ Criminal Podcast, with Meghan McCormick Hoerner.
Head of Archer's Cannabis Law Group
Bill Caruso is a long-time public policy adviser and founding member of the New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform steering committee and a board member for the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association. Bill also leads Archer Law’s Cannabis Law Group, representing clients in the cannabis industry, including retailers, processors, growers and ancillary businesses. There, he leads a team of attorneys who provide guidance on marijuana-related business issues, including strategic planning and transactions, employment law, land use, zoning and municipal law, and healthcare law. Bill is part of a select group of attorneys chosen to advise the State of New Jersey on the intricacies of marijuana legalization, taxation and regulation. Prior to joining Archer, Bill served nearly five years as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office in Trenton. Prior to taking the Assembly post, Mr. Caruso served for more than 11 years as Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep. Andrews.
Cannabis Professor and Author
Rob Mejia is an Adjunct Professor at Stockton University where he teaches several cannabis classes including: Introduction to Medical Cannabis, Social Justice and Cannabis, and Preparation for Cannabis Internship. Rob is the founder of Our Community Harvest: A Cannabis Education Company and is a part owner of Garden State Canna Collective, a woman business enterprise (WBE) comprised of diverse partners. He is also the author of The Essential Cannabis Book: A Field Guide for the Curious, The Essential Cannabis Journal: Personal Notes from the Field, and a host of articles featured in Evercannabis Magazine and a bi-monthly column called Professor Mejia's Weed Corner. He was recently honored by New Jersey Cannabis Insider as one of "22 to Watch in 2022" in New Jersey cannabis.