New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


More states say medical cannabis shops can stay open amid COVID-19

Massachusetts, Michigan and Ohio joined several other states in declaring that medical marijuana dispensaries can remain open in light of stay-at-home orders designed to help combat the coronavirus outbreak. Here is a look at what is happening in each state:  Massachusetts: Medical marijuana dispensaries in the state will be allowed to stay open from Tuesday through […]

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Poll: COVID-19’s cannabis legalization impact?

The nationwide coronavirus outbreak could hamper cannabis legalization efforts along the East Coast and elsewhere, raising further questions about the launch of lucrative new adult-use and medical markets in New York and other states. Coronavirus already has caused a number of state legislatures to temporarily shut down, including ones on the East Coast that were […]

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New Jersey governor deems medical cannabis dispensaries ‘essential’

New Jersey became the latest state to classify medical cannabis dispensaries as “essential” businesses when the governor ordered all residents to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy issued the stay-at-home order on Saturday, saying residents could venture out for necessary travel, NJ.com reported. Murphy’s declaration also ordered nonessential retail businesses in […]

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Medical cannabis business opportunities could swell in several states this year

Several states could expand their medical cannabis programs this year through new laws or regulatory policies, opening the door to additional business licenses, more sales for existing cannabis operators and fresh business for ancillary companies. The business prospects in the eight states listed below might not be as glitzy as new, hundred-million-dollar-plus cannabis markets. But […]

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Dispensaries advance in New Jersey medical cannabis licensing process

Three medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey moved closer to opening their doors. Regulators awarded permits to grow medical marijuana to three more companies, the state health department said Tuesday: Columbia Care NJ. MPX NJ. Verano. The cultivation licensing round advances a process that began more than a year ago in an effort to stimulate the state’s MMJ […]

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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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