New Jersey

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.

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.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - New Jersey