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, […]

These 12 States Could Pass Marijuana Laws This Year

The post These 12 States Could Pass Marijuana Laws This Year appeared first on High Times. Quite a few states could pass marijuana laws this year. Legalization has been a slow but steady process in recent years. In particular, 2016 was a big year for the movement. During elections that […]

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 […]

Is New Jersey The Next State To Legalize Adult Use Cannabis?

Back in November, New Jersey elected Democrat Phil Murphy for governor, who ran on a campaign of legalizing adult use cannabis and using tax revenue from that for important government programs like education and pensions. According to CNN Money, NJ State Senate President Stephen Sweeney says he wants to vote […]

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 […]