Governor Phil Murphy ordered broader access to medical marijuana in New Jersey, saying roadblocks by his predecessor Chris Christie had stifled patients’ relief.
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During his campaign, governor-elect Phil Murphy voiced his support for marijuana legalization in his state of New Jersey. Though Murphy is not officially in office until next week, Sen. Nicholas Scutari has already made moves to fulfill Murphy’s campaign promise.
Voters in two states chose new governors on Tuesday. Each election — as well as the results of a number of local races across the country — will have huge implications for efforts to legalize marijuana.
New Jersey reaped billions from slot machines and blackjack tables in the decades before casino fever jumped state lines. With Atlantic City’s gambling heyday now past, politicians in the Garden State are aiming to grab marijuana’s riches while neighbors again play catch-up.
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A meeting scheduled by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis for this afternoon has been postponed until July 31, 2017.
Democratic lawmakers in the Garden State are making moves on a New Jersey recreational marijuana bill. On June 19, 2017, the state Senate Judiciary Committee held a formal hearing on S-3195, a bill that would legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in the state.
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, June 16th, Governor Chris Christie (NJ) will chair the first meeting of the President’s commision on Drug Addiction and Combating Opioid abuse. Americans for Safe Access has submitted comments to the Commission detailing how medical cannabis can be used as a tool in fighting the opioid epidemic.
Sen. Nick Scutari unveiled a 60-page bill to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use in New Jersey, saying the state spends $127 million a year on enforcement efforts that do not work.
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday unleashed a diatribe against the increasing push to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey, warning that it’s “not time for us to be cool and say, ‘Pot’s OK.'”
New Jersey already has a tightly regulated medical marijuana program that includes six alternative treatment centers, or dispensaries, but the issue has largely stalled in New Jersey because of the Republican governor’s resolute opposition.
Trump has said marijuana policy should be up to the states, but that was on the campaign trail. Will he stay true to his word?
Lawmakers from both political parties are mulling whether New Jersey should legalize marijuana, but differ over whether it should be more leniently regulated and taxed like cigarettes, or more restrictively, like alcohol.
Activists have collected 18,000 signatures on a petition that asks New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign a bill that would allow people to use medical marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder when it is not treatable by conventional medical means. Creators of the online petition, who work at The Joint Blog, are seeking at least 25,000 signatures.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Republican Gov. Chris Christie will decide whether New Jersey residents with post-traumatic stress disorder can be treated with medical marijuana after lawmakers approved a measure Monday.
On Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, the New Jersey Senate’s Judiciary Committee will hear testimony about whether to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. Toward those ends, Sen. Nicholas Scutari, chair of the committee, introduced S1896 early in the session, but the bill and a companion Assembly bill have languished in committee.
In anticipation of the upcoming Republican presidential debate taking place at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Marijuana Policy Project has issued a voter guide that grades presidential candidates on marijuana policy with an A-F score.
On Oct. 17, 2015, hundreds of marijuana supporters gathered to participate in the East Coast Cannabis Coalition’s N.J. Cannabis Freedom Rally in Trenton, New Jersey. Supporters marched down State Street, followed by a rally outside of the statehouse.
The first candidate to address the question of legalization was Sen. Rand Paul, who has made a name for himself by championing hands-off governance.
While health, safety and youth awareness are a huge part of the increasing attention given to marijuana, the impact of it in the political space is growing at perhaps an even quicker speed.