Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Program Blossoms

Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program may be young, but the industry in that state is off to a burgeoning start. Back in 2016, the state legalized medical cannabis. In 2017, the PA Department of Health began accepting applications for licenses and announced the first 12 winning applications. On February 15th, 2018, […]

Police Sexually Assault Man During Roadside Search For Marijuana

Police body camera footage showing officers conducting an invasive search for marijuana has surfaced in New Jersey. John Paff, an open government advocate, discovered the footage while filing public record requests across the state. Paff quickly published the footage, which went public on Tuesday. Did police sexually assault man during […]

New Jersey and Adult-Use Marijuana—Perfect Together?

By Steven Schain How gung-ho is New Jersey’s proposed adult-use marijuana program? Beyond generating tens of millions of annual tax revenue, New Jersey’s adult-use marijuana program will decimate neighboring states’ medical marijuana programs. How gung-ho is New Jersey’s proposed adult-use marijuana program? With Gov. Phil Murphy estimating over $850 million […]

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 […]