N.J. Medical Marijuana Dispensary Partners With John Boehner’s Firm

Acreage Holdings, one of the nation’s largest cannabis cultivation, retail and real estate companies, is collaborating with a south Jersey medicinal marijuana dispensary to open and manage a 100,000-square-foot growing site in Gloucester County, NJ Advance Media has learned. Compassionate Care Foundation of Egg Harbor Township also is seeking permission […]

New NJ Marijuana Legalization Bill Includes Home Grown and 400 Legal Dispensaries

TRENTON – New Jersey could become home to hundreds of legal marijuana dispensaries and users would be allowed to grow legal weed at home under new marijuana legalization legislation introduced Tuesday. The bill, proposed by Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer, calls for a much more open market than first envisioned by proponents, with some 400 marijuana dispensaries and […]

Phil Murphy Tells New Health Commissioner To Fix New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program

Three of Gov. Phil Murphy‘s cabinet nominees easily won approval from a state Senate committee Thursday, including the new health commissioner who pledged to improve the state’s notoriously restrictive medicinal marijuana program. Praising their “amazing” resumes, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Shereef Elnahal as Health Department commissioner and Carole Johnson as Human Services commissioner. […]

New Jersey Assembly Holds Recreational Marijuana Hearing Today

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s path to potentially legal recreational marijuana could take a turn soon with a legislative hearing scheduled, though legislators are expressing caution over the legalization, a key campaign promise of Gov. Phil Murphy. The Assembly Oversight Committee is set to hear from experts Monday on cannabis legalization, […]

Survey Of New Jersey Senate Shows Legal Cannabis Could Be In Trouble

If the state Senate were to vote today on whether New Jersey should legalize marijuana for recreational use, the bill would fail, according to a survey by NJ Cannabis Insider, a new NJ Advance Media publication. Only five members of the 40-member Senate said they would vote yes when reached by telephone, […]

New Jersey Assemblyman Proposes Homegrown Marijuana If Legalized

Should New Jersey residents be able to grow their own marijuana at home? A top-ranking Garden State assemblyman thinks so. Reed Gusciora (D., Mercer) is the deputy majority leader in the Assembly and a prosecutor in Lawrence Township. He’s also running to be mayor of New Jersey’s capital city. Gusciora believes residents should […]

Pennsylvania’s MMJ Program Expects Shakeup With Recreational Marijuana In New Jersey

New Jersey is almost certain to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use within a year, and that’s sure to have major repercussions on Pennsylvania’s nascent medical cannabis industry. Gov.-elect Phil Murphy ran on a platform calling for full legalization of all forms of marijuana for anyone over 21. Industry analysts say the […]

In a Victory for Cannabis, Phil Murphy Wins the New Jersey Governor’s Race

TRENTON — Democrat Phil Murphy‘s victory in the governor’s race Tuesday night drives New Jersey “full-steam ahead” toward legalizing marijuana and cultivating an estimated $1.3 billion industry, the sponsor of the legislation said. Throughout the campaign, Murphy has embraced the idea of making marijuana available for recreational use for people 21 and older. Early on, […]

New Jersey Court Says State Must Recognize Value of Medical Marijuana

TRENTON — State and federal law classified marijuana as one of the most dangerous drugs more than 45 years ago, citing its “high potential for abuse” and a lack of medical value. But a groundbreaking decision by a state appeals court on Tuesday said the Christie administration must revisit marijuana’s legal standing under […]

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About New Jersey’s Push for Marijuana Legalization

Although a topic in Trenton for three years, the campaign to legalize marijuana in New Jersey officially begins Monday when a Senate committee will discuss how the potentially billion-dollar  industry should be regulated. So what will it take for you to be able to legally buy recreational pot in New […]