Tag: New Jersey


N.J. Court Hears Arguments In Case That Has Stalled Expansion Of Medical Cannabis


A three-judge appellate court panel heard arguments Tuesday in a case that has stalled the expansion of the New Jersey’s burdened medical marijuana program. But the court must still issue a decision before the state can reopen its review of licenses that a lawsuit put on hold in late 2019. The case involves eight rejected medical marijuana applicants from a round of licensing the Department of Health opened in 2019. The applicants in question lost…


2020 Year in Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events in Marijuana Policy


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…


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.


Recreational Cannabis Could Show Up In New Jersey Within 6 Months


New Jersey lawmakers have passed a measure to allow a recreational marijuana marketplace in the Garden State. The legislation will now be sent to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who is expected to sign the bill. Once that happens, New Jersey cannabis businesses will be able to offer recreational weed within six months. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate passed the bill on Thursday. The six-month time frame would be among the shortest wait times from legalization…


NJWeedman Sues New Jersey — For Legalizing Cannabis


CANNABIS CULTURE – NJWeedman (Aka Ed Forchion) has filed a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey for legalizing regulated cannabis on the grounds that new laws demand a colonialized system of selective prosecution. “What’s going on right now is the Columbusization of the marijuana industry. In urban communities, we have not had shortages of marijuana in decades. You get these corporations coming in here saying they founded the cannabis industry, and they are setting…


One Nation Under A Groove (In a Divided US, Cannabis Brings Us All Together)


CANNABIS CULTURE –  “In reality, who won big on election night? Definitely cannabis,” according to Partner and Chair of the cannabis practice at Greenspoon Marder Law Firm, Rachel K Gillette. “Cannabis is an issue that unites all political persuasions.”  Recreational marijuana was legalized in Arizona, South Dakota, Montana, and New Jersey; and medical marijuana was legalized in Mississippi. With the exception of New Jersey, these are all traditionally conservative states when it comes to weed,…


Arizona Just Legalized Recreational Cannabis, Opening The Door To A $790 Million Market For Major Marijuana Firms


Arizona became one of four states to legalize cannabis for all adults, after voters passed a ballot initiative that would make marijuana legal for everyone over the age of 21. The measure has the support of almost 60% of Arizona voters, according to preliminary results from Decision Desk HQ. Every state that voted on cannabis on Tuesday loosened restrictions on the drug. Four states legalized cannabis for all adults (New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, and South…


Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Cannabis Ballot Initiatives


Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota will vote on whether to legalize cannabis. Cannabis reform may be stalled at the federal level, but the number of states that have legalized it in some capacity continues to grow. Heading into the 2020 election, 33 of them and the District of Columbia permit medicinal use. Eleven of these states, as well as D.C., have also legalized recreational use. On November 3rd, four more states —…


As N.J. Considers Marijuana Legalization, Here’s How To Invest In Cannabis Ahead Of Nov. 3 Vote


As New Jersey closes in on what could be a watershed vote to legalize recreational marijuana use, investors are taking a renewed interest in the profit potential of growers, sellers and so-called cannabis-adjacent companies. New Jersey is one of four states whose voters will decide next month on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use; the others are Arizona, South Dakota, and Montana. And if cannabis gets the green light in the Garden State, that…


How The Honigs Keep Their Son’s Story Alive To Help Kids Just Like Him


Mike, Janet and Gianna Honig stood with newly inaugurated Gov. Phil Murphy in Trenton as he announced one of his first acts as governor in January 2018: a 60-day review of the New Jersey’s strained medical marijuana program. But missing, for the first time, was the Howell family’s fourth member: Jake. The 7-year-old boy had died after a years-long battle with Ewing sarcoma just two days before. The day marked the first of many times…