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New Jersey Legalized Cannabis—But Marijuana Is Still Illegal. What Went Wrong With Legalization?
Cannabis became legal in New Jersey on Friday morning, January 1. Or did it? New Year’s Day was when a constitutional amendment legalizing the extremely popular plant—approved by more than two-thirds of New Jersey voters on Election Day—went into effect. Simple enough. Except there’s a significant catch: All the laws on the books outlawing marijuana possession, use, and sales are still in effect. – Read the entire article at Forbes.
Marijuana Mom Petitions NJ Gov For Rec License, Fears Small Businesses Will Be Overlooked
Cannabis legalization in New Jersey doesn’t necessarily alleviate the industry of its troubles. Recently, Garden State residents voted in favor of marijuana legalization. Cannabis entrepreneurs like Debi Madaio are now faced with a new hurdle: attaining a recreational license. The registered nurse and owner of NJWeedman’s Joint — a cannabis-themed eatery — launched a campaign after Election Day via Change.org. Her goal is to petition New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to award her small business…
7 States May Be Voting on Marijuana in November
Despite the chaos, 2020 could be a banner year for state-level cannabis legalization. Despite it being a crazy year, Americans can’t lose sight of the fact that Election Day is a little over three months away. At stake are 435 seats in the House of Representatives, roughly a third of all seats in the Senate, and, of course, the Oval Office. But it’s an equally important election at the state level. No matter what happens…
The 4 Likeliest States to Legalize Marijuana in November
Though a dozen states have proposed cannabis initiatives, these states have the best chance to “go green” on Election Day. Despite its numerous growing pains over the past year and change, marijuana remains one of the fastest expanding industries on the planet. After logging $10.9 billion in legal worldwide sales in 2018, Wall Street has global pot sales hitting anywhere from $50 billion to $200 billion by 2030. Although cannabis is a global growth story,…
2020 Year in Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events in Marijuana Policy
January 4, 2021
Closing the door on 2020, NORML counts down the year’s best in cannabis news. #1: Advocates Run the Table on Election Day Voters approved every statewide legalization measure put before them on Election Day. Voters legalized the possession of marijuana by adults in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and in South Dakota. They additionally approved ballot measures legalizing of medical cannabis access in two states, Mississippi and South Dakota. Commenting on the Election Day victories, NORML’s Executive Director Erik Altieri said: “These results once again…
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