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2 Steps Forward, 1 Back — Lawmakers Forge Ahead with Trio of Pot Bills

Lilo H. Stainton and Carly Sitrin Expanded access to medical cannabis; easier, more extensive expungements; ending arrests for low-level marijuana crimes: It’s all in a day’s work in Trenton. After a tumultuous day in Trenton, New Jersey lawmakers advanced a trio of marijuana-related legislation that would expand access to medicinal cannabis, make it easier for…

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Here’s Phil Murphy’s reaction to the death of N.J. legal weed bill

By Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Hours after Gov. Phil Murphy’s campaign vow to enact a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey went up in smoke, the Democratic governor said Wednesday he had a “mixed reaction” and that he was still “trying…

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Explainer: This Is What’s in New Jersey’s Landmark Marijuana Bill

NJ SpotlightCarly Sitrin Some lawmakers say they haven’t been given enough time to study measure that would legalize marijuana in NJ. Here’s a comprehensive analysis of its contents. Adult-use marijuana legalization is likely to be voted on by the entire state Legislature as soon as early next week. But since the bill was finalized Monday…

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Senate and Assembly Committees Vote Out Bill Legalizing Marijuana

NJ Spotlight Carly Sitrin Measure could come to floor vote next week, but some pols disturbed over irregularities during hearings, raise concerns about ‘good governing’ After hours of closed-door meetings, vocal opposition from the Republican delegation, and severely limited public testimony, state lawmakers voted the newly amended marijuana bill out of both Senate and Assembly…

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