New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Lone NJ Dispensary Struggling to Meet Crushing Demand as Frustration Mounts Over MMJ Program

The New Jersey medical cannabis industry celebrated a major milestone in December, when the state’s first dispensary officially opened its doors and began serving patients. Now, two months later, frustration has replaced jubilation for some professionals and patients. That first dispensary – Greenleaf Compassion Center – is still the only MMJ center in the state. […]

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The wait is over: AZ & NJ become 9th, 10th US states with marijuana dispensaries

The first medical cannabis dispensaries in Arizona and New Jersey have opened their doors, representing a major milestone for the two oft-delayed MMJ programs and establishing an official market for legal cannabis in each state. Ten states now have dispensaries, and several more – including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont as well as the […]

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New Jersey, Rhode Island Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Finally Poised to Open?

The day when patients in New Jersey and Rhode Island can start purchasing medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary appears to be drawing near. Both states have made significant progress over the past few weeks in clearing the way for the first cannabis dispensaries to open. In New Jersey, the state health department has finally […]

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Weekly Wrapup: Positive Developments for Medical Marijuana in Arizona, California & NJ

The US medical marijuana industry desperately needs something to cheer about, and it got just that last week. Times three. Both Arizona and New Jersey made tangible strides with their medical cannabis programs, setting the stage for dispensaries to open in the near future. At the same time, a prominent dispensary in California (Berkeley Patients […]

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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program Advancing as State Begins Registering Cannabis Patients

New Jersey is moving full speed ahead with medical marijuana despite a federal crackdown on the cannabis business across the country and increasing uncertainty about the industry’s future. This week, the state began registering qualified patients and caregivers – an important development that shows New Jersey is finally serious about implementing its oft-delayed MMJ program […]

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Lawmaker Calls for Hearings on Delays Plaguing New Jersey Marijuana Program

New Jersey Assemblyman Reed Gusciora wants the state to answer a question that’s been on the minds of MMJ advocates for quite some time: What’s taking so long? Gusciora has called for hearings that will force state officials to explain why there have been so many delays tied to New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. Dispensaries […]

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New Jersey Finalizes Medical Marijuana Rules in Bid to Jumpstart Oft-Delayed Program

Officials overseeing New Jersey’s medical marijuana program – which has been fraught with numerous setbacks and delays over the past two years – are moving aggressively to ensure dispensaries are operational and providing cannabis to registered patients as soon as possible. This week, New Jersey finalized an official set of rules governing the fledgling industry, […]

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New Jersey Medical Pot Program Advances, But More Delays May Be On Horizon

New Jersey has made some headway with its medical marijuana program over the past few days after numerous setbacks threatened to derail the entire effort. Two of the six pot dispensaries that were awarded state licenses reportedly have found viable locations to open up shop, a key step for moving the process along. It’s a […]

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N.J. Zoning Board Rejects State’s First Dispensary Proposal

Just when it appeared New Jersey was finally on track to move forward with its dispensary program, yet another setback has cropped up. The zoning board in Maple Shade, New Jersey, unanimously rejected a group’s request to use a relatively isolated building surrounded by highways to sell medical marijuana and related products. Compassionate Sciences Alternative […]

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