New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: US lawmakers call for more marijuana research, some Cresco Lab employees in IL unionize, Trulieve addresses short sellers & more

U.S. lawmakers and experts tell a congressional panel that the federal government needs more cannabis research, some marijuana employees in Illinois vote to unionize, Trulieve refutes a short-seller report – and more of the week’s top MJ business news.   What’s the role of expanded marijuana research in federal reform? With strong bipartisan support, lawmakers […]

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New Jersey court reiterates that medical cannabis applications on hold

A two-judge appellate court in New Jersey upheld its ruling that the state’s Department of Health must halt its review of nearly 150 applicants seeking to operate new medical marijuana businesses. The ruling means those who applied for a medical marijuana license last summer will need to continue to wait at least until the spring, […]

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New Jersey court rules company must reimburse medical marijuana costs

In a ruling that could “fortify medical marijuana programs,” the appellate division of the Superior Court of New Jersey decided that workers compensation law requires an employer to reimburse MMJ costs to a worker suffering from chronic pain. In a 31-page opinion about the case – Hager v. M&K Construction – the judges concluded the order requires […]

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New Jersey judges halt medical marijuana application process

A two-judge panel in New Jersey ordered a state agency to halt its review of almost 150 applicants seeking to operate new medical marijuana businesses after some licenses were denied because of application technicalities Attorney Joshua Bauchner, who filed a motion on behalf of five MMJ groups, called the decision a “big win,” according to […]

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Week in Review: Cannabis banking reform hits snag, recreational MJ goes to New Jersey voters, merger falls through & more

The head of a U.S. Senate banking panel signals marijuana banking reform could take longer than the cannabis industry hoped, legislators in New Jersey agree to put recreational marijuana legalization in front of voters in 2020, another cannabis business merger hits the skids – and more of the week’s top MJ business news. Key US […]

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Illegal cultivation

California agency filed a lawsuit against Lowell Herb, alleging the Los Angeles-based company had processed marijuana without a license in San Luis Obispo County in California between December 2018 and March.

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New Jersey residents to vote on adult-use marijuana next year

In a historic vote, a supermajority of New Jersey lawmakers passed a proposed ballot question on Monday to legalize recreational marijuana, putting the referendum before voters on the 2020 ballot. The Democrat-led Assembly approved the measure 49-24, with one abstention, while the Senate passed the question 24-16. The measure doesn’t need the approval of Democratic Gov. […]

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New Jersey lawmakers vote to put adult-use cannabis on 2020 ballot

New Jersey lawmakers approved a historic resolution Monday that will put adult-use marijuana legalization on the 2020 ballot. Both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly passed the resolution by the three-fifths vote necessary to place it on the ballot. The most recent polling in New Jersey showed broad support for legalization. “We’re optimistic that next […]

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Marijuana lawsuit

Tennessee man filed a federal lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages against Trulieve, Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator, for allegedly sending illegal text messages to his cellphone.

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Cannabis business experts at MJBizCon discuss shifting regulatory climates, cultivation practices, vape issues & more

LAS VEGAS – Panelists at MJBizCon in Las Vegas this week took on various complicated issues swirling around the marijuana industry, including regulatory changes occurring in many states, best practices for indoor MJ cultivation, the vape health crisis and more. Assessing regulatory challenges in new markets According to a panel of marijuana industry experts at […]

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MJBizCon 2019 panelists shine spotlight on new and evolving US and global cannabis business opportunities

LAS VEGAS – How might the Canadian cannabis market fare in 2020? What will happen with the SAFE Banking Act in the U.S. Congress? How are U.S. cannabis operators complying with marijuana regulations across multiple states? Those issues and others were among the many U.S. and international cannabis business topics tackled during the second day […]

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MJBizCon 2019: Cannabis industry recognizes year’s challenges as it looks forward to longer-term growth

LAS VEGAS – Members of the cannabis industry’s brain trust used the first day of MJBizCon to share predictions for 2020 and describe how changing attitudes in the United States might affect future marijuana legalization efforts – plus more coverage from this week’s conference in Las Vegas. In his keynote presentation Wednesday, Chris Walsh, president and […]

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