New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Doctors Behind New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Woes?

Some medical marijuana professionals in New Jersey believe the local MMJ industry is struggling because doctors have been reticent to sign up for the program. Just 296 of the state’s 21,000 doctors have registered with the state to prescribe medical marijuana, according to the Star Ledger. Dispensary officials and lawmakers believe that doctors do not […]

Read More

Question Marks Over Infused Products in New Jersey

Medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey are still struggling to produce edibles and other cannabis-infused products due to the state’s small patient size and stiff regulations. Bill Thomas, owner of the Compassionate Care Foundation in Egg Harbor, submitted plans in February to make cannabis capsules and lotions, which he hoped to begin selling this summer. […]

Read More

New Jersey Dispensaries Grapple With Low Patient Counts

New Jersey’s medical marijuana industry is struggling to gain traction, with dispensary owners saying the state’s process for registering patients is severely limiting the market. Just six months after opening, Compassionate Care Foundation in south New Jersey has only attracted 600 or so patients. The number is far lower than the 5,000 patients Compassionate Care […]

Read More

NJ Voters Split on Decriminalization, Oppose Rec

New Jersey voters are split down the middle when it comes to legalizing marijuana possession, however they do not support creating a recreational industry. A recent poll conducted by Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press found that 48% of voters support legalizing the possession of marijuana, while 47% oppose. Voters were less supportive of legalizing a recreational […]

Read More

Legalization Bill Proposed in New Jersey

A New Jersey lawmaker wants recreational marijuana to pay for the state’s crumbling bridges and roadways. On Monday, Sen. Nick Scutari introduced a bill to the New Jersey Senate that would legalize marijuana consumption for adults 21 and over. The bill is similar to other states’ proposed recreational laws, in that it creates a regulatory […]

Read More

New Jersey Says MMJ Program Working Just Fine

New Jersey’s three operating dispensaries can adequately meet current demand for medical cannabis despite complaints that patients are having difficulties accessing the drug, according to progress reports issued by the state’s health department. The department – which oversees New Jersey’s MMJ industry – said 78% of patients have been able to buy medical cannabis, indicating […]

Read More

New Jersey Must Issue Medical Marijuana Progress Report

An appeals court has ordered New Jersey to produce a report on the status of its medical marijuana program, including an update on several dispensaries that have been seeking final approval to open for the past three years. The move could shed light on why the state has taken so long to fully implement its […]

Read More

Showdown Over New Jersey MMJ Expansion

New Jersey lawmakers have put medical marijuana patients on a collision course with Republican Gov. Chris Christie. On Thursday, an Assembly health committee approved a measure that allows registered medical marijuana patients to purchase cannabis and edibles in another state and use it at home. The 10-member committee voted 7-3 in favor of the proposal, […]

Read More

NJ Poll: Support for Out-of-State Cannabis Purchases

The governor of New Jersey might not want local MMJ patients to be able to buy marijuana in other states, but the public sure seems to be on board with the idea. An online poll conducted by the New Jersey Star-Ledger found that readers overwhelmingly support a bill that would allow registered medical marijuana patients […]

Read More

New Jersey Gov. Won’t Expand MMJ Program

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will not expand the state’s current medical marijuana program “under any circumstances,” saying he believes doing so would help efforts to legalize cannabis for recreational use. A recently proposed bill would allow medical marijuana patients in New Jersey to buy the plant in other states where it is legal and […]

Read More

NJ Bill Would Alter Cannabis Market

A bill introduced before the New Jersey Assembly today would allow medical marijuana patients to purchase cannabis in other legal states and consume it at home. The move could have tangible repercussions on the existing medical marijuana industry. Patients in New Jersey – a state with only two operating dispensaries – could travel elsewhere to […]

Read More

3rd New Jersey Dispensary Preparing to Open

New Jersey’s third medical marijuana dispensary is about to open. Garden State Dispensary, formerly known as the Compassionate Care Center of America, is now accepting registrations for future patients and plans to officially open by the end of the year, according to the state’s health department. The dispensary is located in the township of Woodbridge, […]

Read More