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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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Legislation to legalize recreational use of cannabis is finalized; here are details

By Anjalee Khemlani A bill to legalize recreational use of marijuana was finalized by the governor and legislative leaders Wednesday night. The 168-page bill, obtained by ROI-NJ, includes provisions for setting up the cannabis industry and social justice provisions — including expungement — to help those who have been prosecuted over the issue previously. (Read…

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Still lacking deal, Murphy budget eyes $60M in legal marijuana tax money

By: Gabrielle SaulsberyMarch 5, 2019 2:01 pm The governor’s proposed budget calls for $60 million of tax revenue on legal marijuana for half the year, assuming lawmakers and Gov. Phil Murphy can agree on a bill. If legalized adult use cannabis and the surrounding bureaucracy is implemented on Jan. 1, 2020, the budget projects $39 million in…

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(Marijuana) rules of the road

There’s no reliable way to measure how impaired a driver is after smoking weed, experts say. And because of legal precedent, it’s harder to talk about it in a courtroom. Payton Guion and Claude Brodesser-Akner For The Star-Ledger Justin Bealor weaved through the streets of Sea Isle City shortly after midnight one July morning in…

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Voters would decide if N.J. legalizes weed under brand new proposal

By Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com WASHINGTON — A pair of state lawmakers — one Republican and one Democrat — are working on a proposal that would allow New Jersey voters, rather than legislators, to decide whether to legalize marijuana in the Garden State. Currently, New Jersey’s leaders are hoping to legalize…

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Here’s What’s Happening with Cannabis Legalization in New York and New Jersey

by Greg MillerExecutive Director, NICI Legalizing recreational cannabis use in New York and New Jersey would be a huge win for cannabis investors. Here’s where the Big Apple and the Garden State stand on the issue… Cannabis legalization was a key issue for voters in the 2018 U.S. elections: Michigan legalized recreational use and Utah…

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