New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New Jersey health official lobbies docs to recommend medical marijuana

New Jersey’s health commissioner suggested the state’s 28,000 registered physicians should give medical marijuana more of a chance, a move apparently aimed at ensuring the state has enough physicians to accommodate a possible expansion of its MMJ program. Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal “urged doctors to recommend vaping or to consume nonsmokable forms of cannabis”  in a […]

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New Jersey dispensary teams with cannabis company that has John Boehner on board

A longtime medical cannabis dispensary in New Jersey has struck a partnership with Acreage Holdings, the multistate marijuana business that last month brought former House Speaker John Boehner onto its advisory board. According to, Compassionate Care Foundation in south New Jersey is teaming up with Acreage to construct a 100,000-square-foot grow operation. Acreage Holdings […]

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Week in Review: Connecticut medical marijuana hopefuls, PA suit & Florida hits 100,000 patients

Connecticut receives dozens of applications from aspiring medical cannabis entrepreneurs, a Pennsylvania court tosses a lawsuit that could have undone the state’s medical marijuana program, and Florida hits 100,000 MMJ patients. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. East Coast MMJ rising News that Connecticut regulators received […]

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New Jersey medical marijuana expansion bill could mean industry boom

New Jersey’s medical marijuana market appears poised for a major shot in the arm, with state lawmakers eyeing an expansion that could increase the number of MMJ dispensaries in the state from six to almost 100. According to, a bill making its way through the lower house of the state legislature would authorize “a maximum […]

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Week in Review: California-Canada union, New Jersey’s MMJ expansion & a GOP thumbs-up for hemp

A Canadian cannabis business buys three California MJ companies, New Jersey expands its medical marijuana program, and a key Republican goes to bat for industrial hemp. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Northern invasion The announcement that yet another Canadian company – Ontario-based CannaRoyalty Corp. […]

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New Jersey adds five categories to medical marijuana program

New Jersey’s medical marijuana program is undergoing a significant expansion, including the addition of five categories of conditions treatable by MMJ.

According to New York TV station WABC, Gov. Phil Murphy signed off Tuesday on the addition of chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders, migraines,
anxiety, chronic visceral pain and Tourette syndrome.

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New Jersey bill seeks tax credit program for marijuana businesses

A New Jersey assemblywoman plans to propose a bill that would create a tax credit program for cannabis businesses in urban enterprise zones if the state legalizes recreational marijuana. Democrat Annette Quijano, chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and deputy majority leader, got the idea for the bill from Nevada lawmakers while she was on […]

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Week in Review: New Jersey explores MMJ expansion, California growers sue & rules violations in MA

New Jersey’s governor looks to improve the state’s medical marijuana program, California cannabis growers are suing the state over licensing, and Massachusetts MMJ inspections uncover numerous violations. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. New Jersey MMJ expansion? The Garden State’s new governor certainly didn’t wait […]

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New Jersey governor seeks improvements in medical marijuana program

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy promised during his campaign that he would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

But first, the Democrat hopes to revive New Jersey’s medical cannabis program.

Murphy signed an executive order Tuesday to study a program he says has existed “in name only.

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