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
Legal weed bill for New Jersey may be revived later this year. ‘We’ll make one more run at it.’
A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey may not be dead after all, NJ Advance Media has learned. Just three months ago, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney — New Jersey’s highest-ranking lawmaker — announced he was ending the roller-coaster efforts to pass the bill in the state Legislature because leaders... Read more
On Monday, New Jersey’s Department of Health announced plans to accept applications for individuals and entities interested in opening operational and cultivation facilities. The agency said that it is seeking applicants to operate as many as 24 Alternative Treatment Centers, with the aim to place eight in the northern... Read more
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey signed a bill on Tuesday that expands the state’s medical cannabis program. Under the measure, the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, the state will add more licenses for providers in the medicinal cannabis program, patients will be allowed to legally... Read more
NJ medical marijuana bill helps patients from other states. But there’s one big problem.
Just as thousands of tourists flock to the Jersey Shore for the Fourth of July, the New Jersey medical marijuana program is on the verge of opening its doors to out-of-state patients for the first time. Under the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, visitors with medical marijuana cards from their home... Read more
New Jersey medical marijuana expansion bill needs governor’s support to become law. Here’s what he wants.
You are here: Home / Policy & Legal / New Jersey / New Jersey medical marijuana expansion bill needs governor’s support to become law. Here’s what he wants. June 12, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment Shortly before a vote Monday on a measure to vastly expand New Jersey’s... Read more
How Democrats are failing on legalized marijuana
Overall, the year has not lived up to expectations. This was supposed to be the big year for marijuana legalization. But in many state capitols across the country, efforts have stalled or collapsed as Democrats clash over everything from race and criminal justice to how to divvy up a... Read more
N.J.’s marijuana bill nearly ‘dead.’ That means you may get to vote on making weed legal.
It’s now all but certain that New Jersey voters, and not lawmakers, will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, three legislative sources confirmed to NJ Advance Media late Thursday. A plan for the state Legislature to vote on a bill that would make recreational pot legal for those... Read more
Phil Murphy sets May deadline for New Jersey legal marijuana vote, what’s next?
When Gov. Phil Murphy came into office, he vowed to legalize marijuana within 100 days.  Now? It’s looking like weed may not be legalized until 500 days into Murphy’s tenure — at the earliest.  The push for New Jersey marijuana legalization hit a roadblock last month when scheduled votes on... Read more

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