New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New Jersey governor signs pro-business medical cannabis expansion bill

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed a bill to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, a day after his administration announced plans to issue 24 additional MMJ licenses. The expansion plans will offer significant business opportunities in light of the New Jersey Legislature’s failure to legalize recreational marijuana. Rapid patient enrollment and continuing robust […]

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What’s next in New York and New Jersey? Marijuana business experts weigh in

Illinois became the 11th state in the nation Tuesday to legalize adult-use marijuana after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a recreational bill into law. The governor’s historic bill signing comes not long after New York and New Jersey both failed to legalize potential billion-dollar commercial recreational programs. What lessons were learned by the cannabis industry, and how […]

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Version 2 of New Jersey medical cannabis expansion bill gains traction

A key New Jersey legislative panel advanced a new medical marijuana expansion bill that appears to at least meet Gov. Phil Murphy halfway, but it’s unclear whether Murphy will approve the measure if it passes. The Assembly Appropriations Committee passed the bill by a 9-1 vote. The measure’s rapid progress comes a week after lawmakers […]

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Week in Review: MJBizConNEXT in New Orleans, OR preps for future interstate MJ potentials, NV cannabis board & more

The cannabis industry descends on New Orleans to explore emerging trends at MJBizConNEXT, Oregon lawmakers pass a bill that would empower it to make agreements with other states for the transfer of marijuana, Nevada creates a cannabis control board and says no to social use licensing for now – plus other important news from around the industry. […]

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New Jersey governor wants several changes in medical cannabis bill

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy outlined at least five changes he’d like to see in a medical marijuana expansion bill currently under consideration by state lawmakers, including the elimination of a 6.625% sales tax within three years. The changes, according to NJ Advance Media, provide more specifics than previously reported. In addition to eliminating the […]

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New Jersey Assembly delays action on medical marijuana expansion bill

The New Jersey Assembly postponed voting Monday on a medical cannabis expansion measure to avoid walking into a possible veto by Gov. Phil Murphy. Lawmakers instead plan to try to resolve disagreements with Murphy’s office over the bill’s tax rate and program oversight provisions, NJ.com reported. While the legislation has been slowly working its way […]

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Week in Review: Illinois makes history, New Jersey expands medical cannabis, FDA mulls CBD in food & more

Illinois legalizes adult-use cannabis, New Jersey maps a major expansion of its medical marijuana program, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration holds a landmark hearing – plus other important news from around the industry. Illinois marks a first Illinois became the first state in the country to legalize a commercial recreational market through its Legislature. […]

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New Jersey to greatly expand medical marijuana program with up to 108 new licenses

New Jersey on Monday announced a plan to issue up to 108 additional medical marijuana licenses, an exponential increase that would significantly boost business opportunities in the once highly restricted program. To date, the state has issued only 12 vertically integrated licenses, and six aren’t yet in operation. The plan, announced by the state health department, […]

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New Jersey Senate votes to advance medical cannabis expansion bill

The New Jersey Senate voted 33-4 on Thursday to advance a bill that would boost medical marijuana sales and create new business opportunities in the state. Before the vote, the Senate amended Assembly Bill 10 to allow marijuana workers to join unions. Now, the measure will go back to the Assembly for a vote to […]

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