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Mollie Hartman Lustig is the co-chair of McLaughlin and Stern’s cannabis practice group, and possesses a comprehensive understanding of the existing laws and regulations governing cannabis cultivation, sale, use and legalization; and, possesses the expertise to navigate the rapid changes occurring within those policies. Mollie has been a member of the NJSBA’s Cannabis Law Committee since 2017, and sits on the Municipal and Land Use Sub-committee. She has been a NJICLE lecturer, most recently speaking at the Latest Developments in Cannabis Law, on topics including Diversely Held Businesses, Sustainability and Labor Peace Agreements. Mollie’s clients include cannabis business operators, investment partners, CBD entrepreneurs, Cannabis support services, and municipal governing bodies seeking regulatory counsel.

Mollie practices traditional civil law with a focus on labor and employment issues for governmental entities. Ms. Hartman Lustig’s broad range of experience includes labor negotiations with police, fire and other public sector unions, police and fire interest arbitration, disciplinary matters, grievance arbitrations, and all types of proceedings before the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission and the Office of Administrative Law. She has negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements in the public and private sectors, along with regularly defending governmental entities in sexual harassment, discrimination, whistle blowing, civil rights and workplace benefit litigation. Mollie has been named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2019 for her work in the Employment and Labor field.

In addition to her government entity and Cannabis work, Mollie represents family clients in separation and divorce matters, custody issues, child support/alimony, paternity and adoption matters, etc., and was named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America for her work in the area of Family Law. Mollie clerked for the Honorable Claude M. Coleman, J.S.C. and the Honorable Craig R. Harris, J.S.C., Essex County Superior Court.  During her clerkship, she served as a Court Certified Mediator on child custody and parenting cases.

Mollie is a graduate of the University of Rochester and obtained a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University School of Law in 2010.  While in law school, Mollie served as a Rule 3:03 Certified Student Attorney for the Suffolk University Legal Services and completed a concentration in Civil Litigation.


March 16, 2022 NJ Cannabis Insider Spring Conference Discount code: Lustig10  for 10% off the General Admission ticket. April 28, 2022 New Jersey Institute for…

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  • State of New Jersey, 2011
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2011
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2010


  • March 16, 2022

NJ Cannabis Insider Spring Conference

Discount code: Lustig10  for 10% off the General Admission ticket.

  • April 28, 2022

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the New Jersey State Bar Association, Cannabis Law Special Committee

THURSDAY, April 28, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New Jersey State Bar Association
One Constitution Square, New Brunswick