New Jersey NORML supports NORMLs mission of moving public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to criminal sanction. To that end we are working in New Jersey to build support for...
The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others, an...
New Jersey lawmakers opposed to marijuana legalization propose decriminalizing small amounts instead
``I think this whole legalization stuff has to slow down,`` State Sen. Ronald Rice said
A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged caution on marijuana legalization on Thursday and instead introduced legislation to eliminate penalties for possessing small amounts of the drug.
Democratic state Sens. Ronald Rice and Joseph Cryan and Republican Sen. Robert Singer unveiled the legislation at a statehouse news conference.
The lawmakers effort offers a counterpoint to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned and won election in November while promising to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
But Rice has been skeptical, calling for hearings across the state ....
New Jersey Assembly Committee Votes to Legalize Hemp
Assembly Bill 1330 was passed today by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. According to its official text; This bill establishes an industrial hemp license for planting, growing, harvesting, possessing, processing, distributing, buying, or selling industrial hemp in the State. The bill also establishes procedures and requirements for persons applying to the Secretary of Agriculture for a license, including procedures and requirements for fingerprinting and criminal background checks for license applicants.
The proposal defines industrial hemp as an ag....
Murphy Starts to Expand Access to Medical Marijuana in New Jersey
Having campaigned on a pledge to fully legalize marijuana, Gov. Philip D. Murphy took the first step toward expanding access to the drug in New Jersey on Tuesday, signing an executive order that would ease regulations on the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
New Jersey legalized medical marijuana in 2010, but Mr. Murphys predecessor, Chris Christie, a Republican, kept tight limits on the drug, including on which conditions could qualify for prescriptions.
The new executive order directs the New Jersey Department of Health to conduct a 60-day study of the states medic....
Phil Murphy sworn in as N.J. governor, vows to legalize marijuana
Philip Dunton Murphy was sworn in as New Jerseys 56th governor, vowing to make good on economic promises unfulfilled by his Republican predecessor and counteract what he called catastrophic social and fiscal policy by the Trump administration.
Murphy, 60, a former U.S. ambassador to Germany and Goldman Sachs senior director, pledged to help foster a stronger and fairer New Jersey that creates higher-wage jobs, increases public-school funding, provides free access to community college, helps small businesses and ensures the wealthiest pay their fair share in taxes. He also ....
Is this the year state legislatures lead the charge to pass recreational marijuana laws?
While not likely to be as historic as the legalization wave of 2016, this is expected to be a watershed year for the cannabis industry.
For the first time, from all indications, state legislatures are poised to pass recreational marijuana legalization laws, with the East Coast being the most fertile ground for such efforts.
Vermont appears to be leading the charge after state lawmakers Wednesday approved legislation permitting citizens to possess and home grow marijuana. Republican Gov. Phil Scott said he will sign the legislation.
So far, the recreational cannabis laws ....
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