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Driving while high: NJ Cannabis Industry holds Keys to Message

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A survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found 95% of respondents feel there is some sort of danger in driving a car while over the legal alcohol limit, but fewer than 7 in 10 felt the same way about consuming cannabis before getting behind the wheel.

That's something New Jersey needs to consider as it continues to shape its recreational marijuana industry, according to Pam Fischer, senior director of external engagement for the Governors Highway Safety Association.

GHSA's message is not to not consume marijuana at all, but just to recognize that once a person has pot in their system, while the feeling may not hit them in the same way as alcohol, they are still legally impaired.


Waretown To Update Cannabis Ordinance

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The Township of Ocean’s governing body is further weeding through the details in making changes to its cannabis business ordinance.

The first reading of the proposed amendments and supplements to the ordinance passed unanimously at this month’s committee meeting. Residents will have the opportunity to discuss the changes at the second reading of the ordinance at the August 2 Township Committee meeting.


Fab 5 Freddy, Curaleaf expand B Noble cannabis brand to N.J.


Khiron Serves Record Number of Patients With Khiron Products Globally in Its Medical Treatment Clinics

Cannabis providers B Noble Inc. and Curaleaf Holdings on Monday announced the expansion of B Noble product partnership in New Jersey.

Founded in collaboration with Fab 5 Freddy, legendary hip-hop pioneer, filmmaker, visual artist and cannabis advocate, and Bernard Noble, B Noble is a for-profit, cause-based cannabis brand. As part of Curaleaf’s corporate social responsibility program, Rooted in Good, B Noble launched in July 2021 and is the company’s first large-scale brand venture in alignment with its dedicated social equity work.


3 new recreational marijuana stores opening this week in New Jersey

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Three new recreational marijuana stores will be opening this week in New Jersey, including one location near the Jersey Shore. 

The stores making the transition under the Garden State Dispensary brand from medical marijuana to legal sales are located in Eatontown, Woodbridge and Union. The State Cannabis Regulatory Commission granted the company approval for sales back in May.
It brings a total of 16 stores selling adult-use marijuana throughout New Jersey starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. 
Many Jersey Shore communities banned the sale of recreational weed, forcing residents who want it to drive 50 miles to the closest locations. 

Cannabis events just might save Atlantic City


Atlantic City, New Jersey could boom as a destination for cannabis business conventions and other events.

Atlantic City, New Jersey could return to its original glory as a tourist destination with the boom of the Green Rush and the cannabis business events that follow. A city once dominated by the gambling industry is now facing its unknown future, and local experts think cannabis business-to-business events could solve that problem.


Introducing Cognitive Harmony Technologies: New platform levels playing field for cannabis licenses

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Digital Platform Launches for New Jersey Applicants; New York Pre-Sales Available

Calling all cannabis start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs! Today, Cognitive Harmony Technologies (CHT) announced the launch and rollout of the CHT Accelerator to streamline the cannabis business license application process, making it as simple as filing taxes online.  The company's game-changing service and platform offers materials, resources, live support, and guidance by industry leaders through every part of the process to allow all applicants – regardless of the amount of investment capital - an alternative to compete effectively and at an affordable price, paving the way for a more equitable and just cannabis industry where small businesses have a fair shake.


Cannabis and franchising: Perfect together


Franchising Helps Entrepreneurs Navigate the Complicated Cannabis Industry

As a franchise consultant and a New Jersey resident, I have kept a watchful eye over the cannabis industry and cannabis franchises in particular. In November 2020, New Jersey residents overwhelmingly voted to legalize cannabis in the Garden State. On February 21, 2021, New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, signed three laws regarding the legalization of marijuana.


New Jersey lawmakers question top CRC official about cannabis prices, regulations


Both Democrats and Republicans repeatedly asked about regulations for setting up Workplace Impairment Recognition Experts.

Lawmakers on Thursday questioned the top staffer of New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission about pricing, workplace impairment tests and more during a highly-anticipated legislative hearing into the state’s nascent recreational market.

Jeff Brown, the CRC’s executive director, testified for nearly two hours before the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate President Nick Scutari — the chief architect of legal cannabis efforts in the state. While Brown was joined by other top members of his staff, CRC commissioners were absent from the hearing. Chair Dianna Houenou had planned to attend but was “under the weather,” Brown said.


How much did New Jerseyans spend on first day of cannabis sales? Yes, there was enough weed for everyone

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Last week New Jersey kicked off long-awaited recreational cannabis sales.

On the first day of sales, April 21, over 12,000 customers spent nearly $2 million for cannabis, according to NJ's Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC). (Benzinga)

Some worried about the availability of cannabis for both the recreational and medical markets, but there was plenty to go around. The MMJ supply remained strong, with 64,000 ounces of products sold to patients and their caregivers over the past month.


All eyes on New Jersey as it grapples with letting cops use cannabis


Growing chorus of officials want to ban officers from partaking in weed

During his decade in law enforcement, AJ Jacobs fell into a trap of cracking open a beer after a long, stressful shift in the suburbs of Phoenix.

Jacobs didn’t spend much time with his family — he had the “super cop” mentality to work all the time, he said.

But after 11 years on the force, he sustained a career-ending back injury, and turned to cannabis to alleviate the pain from five herniated discs in his back. He said marijuana also helped him work through PTSD, and he recommends it to police officers.


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