Micci J.Weiss, Partner
Micci Weiss is the Chief Cannabis Attorney in the Cannabis Practice Group. The Cannabis Practice Group team believes that those individuals responsible for founding and scaling cannabis establishments are visionaries; and we want to play our part.
To provide dynamic, cutting edge, and practical advocacy to our cannabis clients in an authentic manner.
To have every member of the Cannabis Practice Group exclusively devoted to servicing the cannabis industry’s needs.
We value building lasting meaningful relationships. We treat everyone with respect, equality, and fairness in every interaction. Be good people; Be a good person; Be a good human.
What we do.
We advise alternative treatment centers on how to expand into the adult-use retail market.
Our team also provides strategic insight to multi-state operators and microbusinesses on locating adult-use cannabis establishments in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan in area.
We advise municipalities as to the potential operational benefits of allowing adult use cannabis establishments and the positive impact these establishments may have on the daily lives of their residents.
We also assist ancillary service providers and technology solution companies within the cannabis industry.
Areas of Practice.
- Government Relations
- Real Estate, Zoning, Land Use
- General Counsel
- Labor and Employment, Human Resources
- Corporate formation and structure
- Regulatory Compliance
- Trademark, Intellectual Property
Commitment to Education.
We have chosen to make a commitment to education. Education about the new green industry is the foundation for success here in New Jersey/New York metropolitan area.
As corporate counsel to a myriad of local municipalities, Mr. Weiss advises local government leaders about how cannabis establishments can positively impact their town and their residents. Many local leaders, who support the idea of a local cannabis establishment do not understand what a cannabis establishment will look like. That is why Mr. Weiss believes that sitting back and hoping that other local government leaders will educate your company about their concerns and themselves about what a cannabis establishment will look like in their town will not work.
The folks responsible for determining whether a cannabis establishment will locate in their town want to understand your company’s mission, vision, values. For example, they want to know how the cannabis establishment will operate, what it will look like, how security works, and the safety protocols to be implemented. Together, we will learn from the local leaders their concerns and help provide information to them about how a partnership with your cannabis company can positively benefit the daily lives of their residents.
Effectively communicating with local leaders about a myriad of general cannabis topics is just as important. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of misinformation, disinformation, and false talking points that many folks in power have believed about cannabis their entire lives. Having an advocate familiar with those debunked talking points that can speak authentically about cannabis is essential to success.
Mr. Weiss will spend the time it takes to get to know your employees – your greatest asset. Together, we will identify which of your employees are in the best position to help work with those local leaders who are responsible for whether your cannabis establishment will be able locate in their town.
About Me / Why Choose Micci?
“Everything I’ve done in life has led me to exclusively devoting my practice to cannabis law. It is a privilege to pursue the vision of what cannabis can be.”
“It is inspiring to be a part of this new green frontier in New Jersey and New York. I promise to be a great partner, unwavering supporter, and a valued, trusted member of your team.”
Mr. Weiss has grown into the vocal advocate he is today with the support, guidance, and assistance of the entire Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs team. He has the entire Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs team to thank in helping to support his vision.
Rutgers University, 2002
Seton Hall School of Law, 2005
New Jersey; New York; Florida; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court – Colorado; U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals – 9th Circuit