New Jersey

Fri
21
Sep

New Jersey’s new adult-use cannabis bill just might pass

New legislation proposes lowest weed tax in nation.

In January of this year, Phil Murphy became governor of New Jersey for a slew of reasons, not the least of which was his promise to legalize weed in the Garden State within his first 100 days in office. That benchmark has come and gone, but lawmakers continue to work on it and now a new legalization bill is finished, polished and ready for possible implementation.

Wed
19
Sep

New Jersey bill proposes some of the most progressive cannabis laws

New Jersey appears to be moving closer to legalization after a local media source received a copy of a new bill that state lawmakers believe is likely to pass.  

If the bill is passed, New Jersey is poised to have some of the most progressive cannabis laws in the country.

An exciting feature of the bill is the call for consumption areas, or smoking lounges. Ideally, a retailer could actually have a space within their facility, separate from the retail area, for customers to consume product. This would require state and local approval.

The bill also proposes a home delivery system so that customers could purchase product online and have it delivered right to their door.

Wed
12
Sep

53 Percent of NJ voters say yes to recreational cannabis if it lowers taxes

For residents of the Garden State, lower taxes could be a point of interest in the question of legal recre

A poll of voters in New Jersey has determined that more than half would be in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis if it resulted in lower taxes, according to a report in local media.

Fri
31
Aug

Two new bills could drastically change New Jersey's marijuana industry

New bills are being written by New Jersey state legislators that could drastically change the state’s industry if either is passed into law.

The first bill would allow for the expansion of medicinal cannabis use and the second bill would allow for fully legalizing recreational cannabis for adult-use.

“Everything is a guessing game because leadership still has to get the votes,” said Democratic Assemblyman, Joseph Danielson who is one of the legislators working on the bills. “There are a lot of moving parts. It’s like an erector set."

The legislators are crafting the bills in order to gain the support of Governor Phil Murphy to ensure the measures will be legalized successfully.

Fri
31
Aug

This NJ school is now letting students minor in marijuana (really)

When the fall semester begins at Stockton University next week, a couple dozen students will settle into class to start studying for a minor in medical marijuana.

You read that right.

As the marijuana industry in the state continues to grow -- a medical marijuana expansion is underway and lawmakers are working for full legalization -- the south Jersey institution has launched a program to train students interested in working in that field. 

Mon
27
Aug

New Jersey set to legalize recreational marijuana

According to New Jersey State Senate President Steven Sweeney, the State Congress will vote to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes soon.

According to New Jersey State Senate President Steven Sweeney, the State Congress will vote to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes in the very near future.

As he has all of the votes to pass the bill that would further expand the state’s medical marijuana program as well, Sweeney and the other Senate Democrats will draft a proposal to make the necessary changes in New Jersey that have been a long time coming.

Wed
22
Aug

New bill would allow students with past marijuana convictions to keep their financial aid

While many politicians are attempting to pass bills that would prevent people from going to jail over marijuana, it's rarer for them to address people who've already gone to prison for cannabis-related offenses. But a new bill would do exactly that when it comes to financial aid, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Wed
22
Aug

New Jersey could legalize recreational marijuana by end of September

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney told POLITICO in an extensive interview that he believes the state could legalize marijuana by the end of September.

“I’m confident we’ll get to 21 and 41 (votes),” Sweeney told POLITICO. The Senate needs 21 votes and the Assembly needs 41 votes to pass measures that would legalize recreational marijuana and expand the state’s medical cannabis program.

Fri
17
Aug

Federal court says employers can still drug test workers with legally prescribed marijuana

While medical marijuana may be legal in 30 states, that doesn't actually mean people living in areas with legally prescribed cannabis can partake as much as they want. And now a federal court has reinforced those standards, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Thu
16
Aug

Medical marijuana user's boss can drug test him, court says

A New Jersey business does not have to waive its requirement for mandatory drug testing for a worker who uses medical marijuana, a federal court has ruled.

Daniel Cotto Jr. of Bridgeton had sued Ardagh Glass citing the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination after the company wouldn't allow him to return to his job unless he submitted to breathalyzer and urine screenings.

Ardagh asked that Cotto's suit be dismissed, an action which was granted by Judge Robert B. Kugler sitting in U.S. District Court in Camden.

"New Jersey law does not require private employers to waive drug tests for users of medical marijuana," Kugler wrote.

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