New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New Jersey, TN lawmakers tour Colorado cannabis industry

Bart Schaneman  | October 17, 2016

State lawmakers from Tennessee and New Jersey have traveled to Colorado recently to glean insights from the medical and recreational marijuana industries there and investigate the potential economic benefits for their own states.

The visits are expected to fuel efforts to pass legislation next year expanding MMJ in Tennessee and establishing adult-use cannabis …

New Jersey’s MMJ industry growing amid positive developments

Omar Sacirbey  | September 15, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

New Jersey’s medical marijuana program continues to overcome obstacles and has been growing more rapidly than anticipated, an encouraging sign for cannabis entrepreneurs.

Patient growth is accelerating, and recent developments could fuel the industry’s forward momentum – including a decision Wednesday by Gov. Chris Christie.

Thousands of people ask New Jersey’s Christie to add PTSD

Omar Sacirbey  | September 6, 2016

An outspoken opponent of legalized cannabis, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming under pressure to sign legislation that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program.

The inclusion of PTSD would be a shot in the arm for the state’s MMJ industry, given …

Competition Bringing Down MMJ Prices in New Jersey

John Schroyer  | April 11, 2016

A pair of medical cannabis dispensaries that opened in New Jersey late last year have had a significant impact on the state’s MMJ industry, helping to lower prices and boost choices for patients.

Compassionate Sciences Alternative Treatment Center and Breakwater Treatment and Wellness Center, which both opened last fall, immediately instituted price-slashing measures, the …

Pricing, Revenue & Demand Trends in New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Market

Omar Sacirbey  | March 22, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

New Jersey’s medical cannabis program has shrugged off its sluggish start and is growing rapidly despite having some of the highest prices in the nation.

But the state isn’t ready to add more business licenses anytime soon, and at least one dispensary said demand isn’t quite yet at the levels it expected.

Facebook Shuts Down NJ Dispensary Pages

Omar Sacirbey  | February 3, 2016

Where’s Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook, the billionaire behind a marijuana legalization effort in California, when you need him?

Facebook shut down the pages of at least three medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey on Tuesday, and possibly a few more in other states, according to The affected New Jersey dispensaries …

New Jersey Gets Fifth Dispensary

Chris Walsh  | October 15, 2015

New Jersey’s medical cannabis program is finally coming into full swing.

The fifth dispensary in the state opened its doors this morning after getting final approval Wednesday from the New Jersey Department of Health.

Breakwater Treatment & Wellness – located in southern New Jersey’s Middlesex County – will see patients by appointment only …

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 join three other dispensaries in the state, the …

Fifth New Jersey Dispensary Given Green Light

John Schroyer  | June 30, 2015

And then there were five…dispensaries allowed to grow medical cannabis 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

For months, New Jersey had only three operational access points for patients, although the 2010 …