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Local excise tax remains in question as leaders approach marijuana deal

By Sam Sutton 02/16/2019 09:00 PM EDT Significant details of a bill to legalize recreational cannabis in New Jersey still need to be finalized, even though Gov. Phil Murphy, state Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin have reached a broad agreement on key elements of the measure, three sources close to the…

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Marijuana deal may come next week, Scutari says

By Nikita BiryukovNew Jersey Globe Legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Murphy may be nearing a deal on marijuana legalization, State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) told the New Jersey Globe Thursday. “There’s a possibility that we have an agreement by next week,” Scutari said. Marijuana legalization stalled last year after opposition from within Senate President Steve…

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Say goodbye to ‘Marlboro Man’ and get ready for ‘Marijuana Man.’ Big Tobacco just moved into the cannabis industry.

By Justin Zaremba | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com With a shrinking marketplace for their products, tobacco companies — unsurprisingly — are looking to adapt to the changing marketplace. Take, for instance, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, Altria. Last month, Altria announced it was abandoning its e-cigarette brands as it eyed “reduced-risk tobacco product opportunities,”…

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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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