New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New York is considering recreational cannabis legalization

New York’s governor is urging state lawmakers to provide funding to establish a commission that would study the feasibility of legalizing adult-use marijuana in the state. The study would explore recreational legalization’s health effects, economic impact, criminal justice impact and how recreational legalization by some of New York’s neighbors would affect the state, according to Buffalo […]

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Marijuana entrepreneurs already lining up for New Jersey’s looming recreational market

New Jersey can’t even begin the recreational cannabis legalization process until mid-January, but marijuana entrepreneurs across the country are descending on the Garden State in hopes of getting a first-mover’s advantage in what could become one of the most buoyant markets on the East Coast. Indeed, many marijuana businesses already have a presence in New Jersey, […]

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Week in Review: New Jersey rec MJ legalization, Indiana hemp chaos & cannabis + wine

New Jersey’s governor-elect appoints a marijuana advocate to a key position, Indiana hemp retailers are ordered to remove CBD products from their shelves, and an Oregon judge allows a vineyard’s lawsuit against a planned cannabis grow to continue. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Keeping […]

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New Jersey’s governor-elect taps cannabis advocate as chief of staff

The momentum to legalize recreational cannabis in New Jersey continues to grow. Adding fuel to speculation that New Jersey could be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana, incoming governor Phil Murphy has selected Pete Cammarano as his chief of staff, The Record reported. Cammarano founded the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association – which campaigns for adult-use […]

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Election results: Recreational cannabis legalization strong possibility in New Jersey + wins in Detroit

By John Schroyer

New Jersey is poised to legalize recreational marijuana after a pro-cannabis candidate won the state’s gubernatorial race Tuesday, giving the MJ industry a potentially huge win in what could be a lucrative new market for businesses.

Come January, anti-marijuana Gov. Chris Christie will be out of office and Democrat Phil Murphy will be in.

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Cannabis industry has vested interest in today’s elections in Michigan, New Jersey and New York

Welcome to Election Day 2017. Though it won’t compare to the historic gains the cannabis industry made at the polls last November, there are three states whose election results could either directly or indirectly have serious ramifications for marijuana businesses: Michigan, New Jersey and New York. Polls in Michigan and New Jersey close at 8 […]

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NJ court: Marijuana’s Schedule 1 status must be reviewed

In a move that could have important implications for the legalized marijuana industry, a New Jersey appeals court has ruled that the state should review marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 drug, which makes it illegal under federal law. Schedule 1 denotes substances that have no accepted medical use and are easy to abuse. The […]

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New Jersey may add five more medical marijuana conditions

New Jersey’s proposed addition of five conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana could expand the program’s patient pool and, in turn, lead to increased sales for the handful of dispensaries in the state. The state’s Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel gave final approval to the additional conditions this week, Patch.com reported, but that number fell […]

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New Jersey medical marijuana panel proposes 43 conditions

New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel has recommended that the state’s health department add 43 conditions to the list of illnesses that would qualify patients to receive medical cannabis cards. Many of the suggested additions are variations of the same condition, Philly.com reported. For example, there are several categories of chronic pain, anxiety, migraines and […]

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