With legal weed on hold, N.J. leaders now discussing decriminalizing pot
Now that legal marijuana is on hold in New Jersey, state leaders are privately discussing a plan to decriminalize marijuana in the meantime and put an end to arrests for pot possession, NJ Advance Media has learned. Three sources familiar with the issue said lawmakers are in talks about whether to... Read more
N.J. medical marijuana prices could be cut under new plan. They’re now highest in nation.
Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration will help lower the cost of medical marijuana by requiring for-profit companies entering the market to show how they will cut prices before the the Health Department allows them to operate. With premium dried weed costing as much as $500 an ounce and no insurance company... Read more
NJ legal weed vote: Marijuana legalization to be decided in the 2020 election
TRENTON – After nearly two years of back-and-forth over legalizing marijuana, New Jersey legislative leaders announced Monday that legal weed is heading to the polls, setting up a pivotal ballot question in the 2020 election. If voters approve the measure, New Jersey would become the 12th state to legalize marijuana... Read more
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Candy, cocoa and chocolate, as well as any other flavor of e-cigarette, are among the flavors New Jersey lawmakers sought to prohibit on Thursday, along with a separate ban on menthol-flavored traditional cigarettes. New Jersey’s Democrat-led Assembly and Senate health committees advanced the legislation after... Read more
A New Jersey man filed a lawsuit in October against his employer Amazon for allegedly firing him after not advising his superiors of his medical marijuana treatment. The man, who has been publicly identified only as D.J.C., failed a random drug test in July, and was put on temporary... Read more
Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has been hired on as a “senior advisor and consultant” for Green Leaf Medical, a New Jersey company that is looking to open a 50,000 square foot cannabis production facility and dispensary in Gloucester City’s Southport waterfront area.  The announcement surprised some who remember... Read more
Clearing N.J. marijuana convictions stalls again. Democrats now offering Murphy another expungement plan.
Those hoping to have their marijuana convictions cleared will have to keep waiting. The state Senate did not vote on Gov. Phil Murphy’s changes to its expungement legislation on Thursday but instead introduced a new bill of its own. Senators Sandra Cunningham, D-Hudson, and Teresa Ruiz, D-Essex, along with Senate President Stephen... Read more
The worsening outbreak of vape-linked illnesses and deaths has spurred lawmakers across the U.S. to take action, with officials in New Jersey and Massachusetts the latest to propose bans and other measures to curb vaping. In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders are looking at a phased-in... Read more
New Jersey Senate President exploring ‘restriction’ on legal weed edibles
Senate President Stephen Sweeney will look at a possible restriction on edible forms of marijuana in an attempt to win over legislators hesitant to vote for legal weed. Sweeney, D-Gloucester, raised the concerns about edibles Tuesday during an editorial board meeting with the Asbury Park Press. Several Democrats had expressed... Read more
New Jersey expands hemp production and CBD use; future for processing uncertain
New Jersey has expanded its hemp law to allow more cultivation and derivatives such as CBD to go in foods and cosmetics. However, state analysts say it’s unclear how big of a player New Jersey will be in the national hemp market. Signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil... Read more

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