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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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Brick Council Sets Tuesday Vote to Ban Recreational Marijuana Sales, Cultivation

Brick, NJ Shorebeat In a reversal from Brick officials’ previous statements indicating that the township would hold off on a vote to ban recreational marijuana sales – should cannabis become legal in New Jersey – until the law doing so actually passes. But on Tuesday, the council has scheduled to vote to introduce an ordinance…

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Sweeney: Don’t expect recreational cannabis before January 2020

The Senate President said he will not start whipping votes on a marijuana bill until legislation is finalized By: Daniel J. Munoz NJBIZ Although Gov. Phil Murphy and lawmakers recently struck a deal on some of the major points of legal cannabis, don’t expect to be able to buy legal marijuana in New Jersey any…

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Will you be able to buy legal weed in N.J. with a credit card?

By Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com WASHINGTON — As more and more states legalize marijuana, their nascent cannabis businesses are running into a problem. Since cannabis remains illegal on the federal level, dispensaries and other cannabis-related enterprises can’t open bank accounts, accept checks or take credit cards. They can’t give their…

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