New Jersey

Thu
11
Oct

New Jersey college offers marijuana minor ahead of state legalization

As marijuana becomes legal in more and more states, college and universities across America are figuring out ways to help prepare people for the blossoming cannabis industry, writes Joseph Misulonas. And now one school in New Jersey will finally let you study weed.

Wed
10
Oct

New Jersey: Lawmakers hash out marijuana bill, but can it pass?

Democratic New Jersey lawmakers spent part of Tuesday going over the fine points of a bill that their leaders say is the almost-final, soon-to-pass vehicle for allowing anyone 21 and older to buy and consume marijuana. After missing earlier, informal deadlines for mustering enough votes to pass a bill that Gov. Phil Murphy would sign, Senate President Stephen Sweeney maintained that his Oct. 29 deadline remains within sight.

Mon
08
Oct

There's a big win for medical marijuana patients in the fine print of new bill

Deep in the legislation that lawmakers say will fix the perceived mistakes in the medical marijuana law is a nugget of hope for patients who do not qualify for the program yet.

The leader of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission -- the new entity that would be created by the bill to control the medicinal program and the hypothetical legal market-- would decide which conditions qualify for cannabis. 

That power now rests with the state Health Commissioner, advised by a panel of medical experts. Until March, only one condition, post traumatic stress disorder, had been added to the narrow list included in the 2010 law.

Wed
03
Oct

New Jersey to get legal weed 'sooner than later,' Gov. Murphy says

Hang in there, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday, New Jersey will get legal recreational marijuana "sooner than later." A vote could even happen within weeks, he added. 

That was Murphy's message during a Facebook Live town hall when asked a question many in the Garden State have: When will his vow to legalize pot here be realized?

Mon
01
Oct

A tiny New Jersey borough becomes a battleground for Big Marijuana and anti-weed forces

In the tiny Gloucester County borough of Clayton, a battle is shaping up between Big Marijuana and organized anti-weed forces divided over whether a $10 million cannabis cultivation and processing facility should be built on vacant land in an industrial park.

Mon
01
Oct

36 New Jersey towns have preemptively banned legal marijuana

Local governments are already banning legal marijuana in their towns.

Even before New Jersey lawmakers have completed drafting a cannabis legalization bill, 36 towns in the state have preemptively banned legal marijuana.

Legislators in the Garden State are currently working on legislation that would legalize the recreational-use and sale of cannabis. Most drafts have included provisions allowing municipalities to ban marijuana businesses, and so far, nearly 40 towns have done so.

Fri
28
Sep

New Jersey marijuana legalization face setbacks once again

More bureaucracy stands in the way, but is that necessarily bad?

Though we always knew that Phil Murphy’s promise to legalize weed in New jersey within his first 100 days in office was ambitious, the delays that have built up in passing a bill to do it have just gotten even longer. It’s now looking like it will be closer to the end of the year before we see anything finalized or signed.

Some proponents of legalization don’t see this as such a bad thing, however. As the bill’s timeline gets drawn out, so does the bill itself, with added features like expungement of records for low-level marijuana offenders and the leg up it would give small businesses who want to enter the cannabis space. Had there been no delays, social clubs wouldn’t be a possibility either.

Thu
27
Sep

Why legalizing marijuana in New Jersey could change the cannabis market worldwide

The CEO of edibles manufacturers 1906 on why his company is expanding to New Jersey — and how the Garden Sate could become the center of the weed world.

Legalization is tough: Regulations vary from state to state, county to county, even town to town. And at the end of the day, since marijuana is still federally classified as a Schedule I drug, it’s all basically illegal.

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.

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