New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Recreational marijuana legalization in Vermont still a possibility despite veto

Omar Sacirbey  | May 25, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

At first blush, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s veto Wednesday of a limited recreational marijuana bill delivered a major blow to legalization efforts in the state and hopes for a new cannabis industry there.

But the governor, in fact, left the door open to a compromise this year.

Chart: Patient numbers, medical marijuana sales spike in New Jersey

Eli McVey  | March 6, 2017

By Eli McVey

New Jersey’s medical marijuana industry posted a banner year in 2016, with patient counts ballooning 76% and sales volume doubling thanks to a series of small changes to the state’s MMJ program and the opening of two new dispensaries.

New Jersey medical marijuana program doubles patient count

Omar Sacirbey  | February 23, 2017

New Jersey’s medical marijuana program saw its patient count nearly double last year, breaking the 10,000 mark for the first time, according to an annual report released by the New Jersey Department of Health.

The jump in patients should be welcome news for New Jersey’s five operating medical marijuana dispensaries, which will likely …

States with the best chance to legalize cannabis in 2017?

John Schroyer  | January 25, 2017

By John Schroyer

After a landmark year in cannabis legalization, marijuana advocates have plenty of work left. And they’re not resting on their laurels.

The Marijuana Policy Project calculates a whopping 37 legalization bills for medical or recreational marijuana are likely to be introduced in 33 states and the District of Columbia in 2017.

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.