New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Progress in New Jersey, More WA Rec Licenses Up for Grabs + Snoop Triples Down

John Schroyer  | September 25, 2015

By John Schroyer

The fourth medical cannabis dispensary in New Jersey prepares to open, Washington State gears up to accept applications for new recreational marijuana permits, and a celebrity unveils plans to start a marijuana-related business.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Fourth New Jersey Dispensary to Open in October

Chris Walsh  | September 22, 2015

More than five years after New Jersey legalized medical marijuana, the state’s fourth dispensary is finally ready to launch.

Compassionate Science Alternative Treatment Center plans to open in the town of Bellmawr next month, according to an announcement by the state’s health department.

It will …

Fifth New Jersey Dispensary Given Green Light

John Schroyer  | June 30, 2015

And then there were five. Dispensaries permitted in New Jersey, that is.

Compassionate Sciences was granted a license to begin growing and dispensing medical cannabis on Monday by the state Health Department, according to

The company will be only the fifth dispensary in the state. …

NJ List of Qualifying Conditions May Expand

John Schroyer  | April 2, 2015

New Jersey’s extremely small patient pool may soon get a boost, which would be a welcome development for the three operating medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.

On Wednesday, Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd confirmed that she’s considering expanding the list of qualifying medical conditions for MMJ,

Labor Relations Board Hears Complaint Against NJ Dispensary

John Schroyer  | March 18, 2015

This week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) took up its second case of a complaint filed against a medical marijuana dispensary.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which has unionized MMJ workers in six states and Washington DC so far, lodged the complaint with the NLRB after the Compassionate Care Foundation in New …

From New Mexico to New Jersey: How to Survive in Highly Restrictive MMJ Markets

Fred Dreier  | July 21, 2014

By Marijuana Business Daily staff

The biggest challenge for medical marijuana dispensaries in many markets is keeping up with enormous demand and managing rapid growth.

But for entrepreneurs in states with highly restrictive rules – such as New Jersey, New Mexico and Washington DC – simply opening for business each day can be considered a

Doctors Behind New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Woes?

Fred Dreier  | June 16, 2014

Some medical marijuana professionals in New Jersey believe the local MMJ industry is struggling because doctors have been reticent to sign up for the program.

Just 296 of the state’s 21,000 doctors have registered with the state to prescribe medical marijuana, according to the …