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New Jersey: Legislation Introduced to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation has been introduced by State Sen. Nicholas Scutari to legalize and regulate the adult use, production, and retail sale of marijuana. In his announcement, Scutari stated: “(T)he negative impacts of the failed “War on Marijuana” cannot be overstated. New Jersey spends more than $ 100 million a year on enforcement of marijuana laws, and possession … Continue reading »

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New Jersey: Tell Governor Christie Stop Opposing Legalization

 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently made public statements calling the notion of regulating adult marijuana use “beyond stupidity.” Yet, according to a 2015 Rutgers-Eagleton poll, nearly six in ten New Jersey adults support “legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana for adults 21 and over.” Similar percentages of voters through the country also endorse legalization. That’s … Continue reading »

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New Jersey: Two Legalization Measures Now Pending Before Lawmakers

New legislation has been introduced for the 2016/2017 legislative session that seeks to regulate the adult use and retail sale of marijuana.  Assembly Bill 4193 permits marijuana to be sold at convenience stores to adults aged 19 and older in unlimited amounts. The legislation also seeks to expunge the criminal records of past marijuana offenders.  … Continue reading »

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New Jersey: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Pending

Assembly Bill 2050, legislation to decriminalize minor marijuana possession offenses in New Jersey, is pending in the General Assembly.  If approved, the legislation would remove criminal penalties for those who possess 15 grams of marijuana or less. Offenders would face civil fines of (1) $ 150 for a first violation; (2) $ 200 for a … Continue reading »

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New Jersey: Legislation Seeks to End Workplace Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients

Assembly Bill 2482 seeks to halt employers from taking adverse employment actions against authorized medical marijuana patients who engage in the plant’s use during their off-hours. The legislation states, “Unless an employer establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the lawful use of medical marijuana has impaired the employee’s ability to perform the employee’s job … Continue reading »

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New Jersey: Let Farmers Grow Industrial Hemp

Assembly legislation, A 2628, is pending in the 2016 legislative session to redefine industrial hemp as an agricultural crop and establish licensing regulations for the plant’s cultivation. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of … Continue reading »

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New Jersey: Gov. Christie To Decide On Legislation To Provide PTSD Patients With Medical Marijuana Access

Lawmakers have sent legislation, A 457, to the Governor’s desk to add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions eligible for medical marijuana therapy. Members of the Assembly approved the legislation in a 56 to 13 vote on June 16th. Members of the Senate approved the measure on Monday, August 1. More than a dozen … Continue reading »

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