New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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.com, provide more specifics than previously reported. In addition to eliminating the sales tax, […]

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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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New Jersey cannabis firms make pivot to medical as adult-use prospects fade – for now

Prospective businesses laid the groundwork in anticipation that lawmakers would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey. They scouted locations, talked with municipal officials and worked with consultants. Some even secured real estate. But with a recreational market now still a ways off as legislators abandoned ship on their efforts to legalize it, […]

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MMJ expansion moves forward in NJ, cannabis banking, Canada shortages toll & more

New Jersey legislators advance a medical marijuana program expansion, state banking associations get behind federal banking reform, Canada’s cannabis shortage has international implications – plus other important news from around the industry. New Jersey MMJ expansion on track The Garden State’s legislature is moving toward approving a major expansion of its medical cannabis program, which to […]

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New Jersey Assembly approves medical cannabis expansion

The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday voted 65-5, with six abstentions, to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, a measure that could significantly boost sales in what has become a fast-growing market. The measure paves the way for the state to issue additional business licenses, cannabis home delivery and a more-liberal MMJ recommendation process. MMJ […]

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New Jersey medical marijuana expansion bill gains traction

New Jersey lawmakers advanced a bill out of two committees Monday that would expand the state’s medical cannabis program. The measure includes a provision to transfer the program’s oversight from the state Department of Health to a dedicated regulatory commission, according to NJ.com. It also would expand the number of companies providing medical marijuana. The […]

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