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Murphy won’t say if he supports legislature’s weed bill

Governor pleased progress being made By Nikita Biryukov, New Jersey Globe Gov. Phil Murphy wouldn’t say on Monday whether he supported the marijuana legalization bill being pushed by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney, even as both legislative budget committees held a hearing on the bill. “We haven’t commented on specifics, but…

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Complaints and Confusion as Recreational Marijuana Bill Goes to Full Senate

Colleen O’Dea | NJ Spotlight Passage is far from certain since even some lawmakers who voted measure out of joint committee indicate they’re not ready to say ‘yes’ in December legislative session After a long, heated debate on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana for adults, a joint committee hearing of both the Senate and…

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Legal weed is now one step closer to reality in N.J.

By Payton Guion NJ Advance Media for NJ.com After months of false starts and delays, New Jersey took a big step toward legal weed on Monday, with lawmakers advancing a bill that would legalize the possession and personal use of marijuana. Committees from both the state Senate and Assembly approved the bill, which now awaits a…

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3 cannabis bills released; Legislature to take up Monday

By Gabrielle Saulsbery NJBiz The first-ever vote on adult-use cannabis legalization will be held at a joint hearing Monday in the Senate Budget and Appropriations and Assembly Appropriations committees. Senate Bill 2703, the 147-page New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act, would legalize the personal use and possession of cannabis for those 21 and…

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The A to Z of Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in NJ — Any Day Now

Carly Sitrin NJ Spotlight The state Legislature is set today to take up, and possibly vote on, a comprehensive bill that would make recreational use of cannabis by adults legal in the Garden State Almost a year after Gov. Phil Murphy took office promising to legalize adult recreational cannabis use, the state Legislature is planning…

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N.J. is on the path to recreational marijuana. Here’s the first step

By Matt Arco and Susan K. Livio NJ Advance Media for NJ.com The nearly year-long slog to have a multi-billion-dollar legal marijuana industry in the Garden State takes a major first step Monday. State lawmakers will begin to debate a recently unveiled bill that would pave the way to making New Jersey the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana. The measure has…

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NJ Lawmakers Plan to Vote on Long-Awaited Changes to Marijuana Policies

Lilo H. Stainton | November 21, 2018 Recreational use on agenda, along with significant expansion of state’s medicinal cannabis program. Lawmakers plan to return to Trenton after Thanksgiving to vote on long-awaited proposals to legalize recreational adult use of marijuana in New Jersey and expand access to the state’s medicinal cannabis program. Among the most…

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