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Cannabis, Wellness, and the Professional Athlete Workshop Presented at CWCBExpo Boston

Cannabis, Wellness, and the Professional Athlete Workshop Presented at CWCBExpo Boston

PARAMUS, N.J., Sept. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The newly formed 501c3 non-profit Athletes For Care and C3 Global Biosciences are hosting an educational workshop focused on the active lifestyle cannabis user at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in Boston on October 4th at the John B. Hynes Convention Center.

Cannabis Accepted as Part of Treatment Plan for Veteran During Stay at VA NJ PTSD/Homeless Inpatient Unit

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The only way the VA can learn about the multiple benefits of cannabis related to PTSD, and how medical cannabis can save lives, is by sitting down with the person who is actually allowed to consume it directly under the watchful eye of the Veterans Administration, Jonathan Fruchter.

Pot at Poker Tables? Democrats Push Weed to Boost Garden State Finances

Pot at Poker Tables? Democrats Push Weed to Boost Garden State Finances

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.

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New Jersey Cannabusiness Association Partners With Athletes for Care for Their Next Installment of the “NJCBA Presents” Series Set for September 27th

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA), the state’s leading business advocacy group for expanding access to medical cannabis and responsible adult-use of cannabis, is continuing its year-long series of industry-related seminars and networking sessions.

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Statement: The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association Salutes Senator Cory Booker’s Cannabis Legalization Efforts

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA), the state’s leading business advocacy group for expanding access to medical cannabis and responsible adult-use of cannabis, fully endorses Senator Cory Booker’s cannabis legislative efforts.

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Senator Cory Booker Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill, Focused on Racial Justice

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation that ends federal marijuana prohibition and centers communities most devastated by the war on drugs.

CNBC Presents a Special Episode ‘The Profit: Marijuana Millions’ on Tuesday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/PT

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On CNBC’s hit primetime series “The Profit,” entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis puts his own money on the line to help save and grow struggling businesses. Now, he’s headed to California, following the recent passage of Proposition 64, a new law that will soon allow any adult to buy cannabis legally. This time, he’s here not to invest, but to explore the business behind what will soon be the largest legal marijuana market in the world.

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Harmony Foundation Issued Permit to Grow Medicinal Marijuana

TRENTON, N.J., July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New Jersey Department of Health today issued a permit to Harmony Foundation in Secaucus, Hudson County to begin growing medicinal marijuana. The permit was issued after a comprehensive review including several site inspections, background checks of its corporate officers and a review of its security operations and cultivation facility.

New Eligible Conditions Recommended By New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Panel

New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Panel Recommends New Qualifying Conditions

On July 25, 2017, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel revealed an initial recommendation to add migraines, Tourette’s Syndrome, chronic pain and anxiety to the list of qualifying conditions for those seeking medical marijuana treatment in the Garden State.

New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel Recommends Adding Chronic Pain, Migraine, Anxiety and Tourette's Syndrome to List of Qualifying Conditions

New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel Recommends Adding Chronic Pain, Migraine, Anxiety and Tourette’s Syndrome to List of Qualifying Conditions

Today, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel made initial recommendations to the Health Commissioner to approve chronic pain, migraine, anxiety and Tourette’s Syndrome as qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program.

#JusticeForJawara: Peter Tosh's Son Beaten into Coma While Imprisoned for Cannabis

#JusticeForJawara: Peter Tosh’s Son Beaten into Coma While Imprisoned for Cannabis

On June 21, 2017, attorney Jasmine Rand announced that her client, Jawara McIntosh, son of iconic reggae artist Peter Tosh, was beaten into a coma on Feb. 21, 2017, at New Jersey’s Bergen County Jail while serving six months for cannabis-related charges.

Jawara McIntosh, Son of Legendary Reggae Artist Peter Tosh, Beaten Into A Coma While Serving 6 Month Marijuana Sentence

NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On February 21, 2017, Jawara McIntosh, son of legendary reggae artist Peter Tosh, was beaten into a coma at Bergen County Jail in New Jersey while serving a six-month sentence for marijuana related charges.

New Jersey Recreational Marijuana Bill Gets Committee Hearing

New Jersey Recreational Marijuana Bill Gets Committee Hearing

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.

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NJ United for Marijuana Reform Coalition Members Testify at Marijuana Legalization Hearing

NEWARK, N.J., June 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Key members of the New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform (NJUMR) coalition testified at a legislative hearing to discuss a bill to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults in New Jersey.

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Medical Cannabis Advocates Call on Trump Administration to Use all Tools Available to Fight Opiate Crisis

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.

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NJ Marijuana Legalization Hearing on New Legislation

TRENTON, N.J., June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — On Monday, the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 3195 at 11:00 am in Committee Room 4 in the New Jersey Statehouse. Senate Bill 3195, introduced last month by Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Middlesex, Somerset, Union), would legalize small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 years and older.

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Drug Policy Alliance Launches Marijuana Legalization Campaign in New Jersey Focused on Racial and Social Justice

TRENTON, N.J., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the New Jersey Office of the Drug Policy Alliance launched its racial justice focused marijuana legalization campaign with a video produced by Brave New Films.

Sen. Scutari Unveils Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in NJ

Sen. Scutari Unveils Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in New Jersey

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.

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The New Jersey Cannabusiness Association (NJCBA) Endorses Senator Scutari’s Cannabis Legislation for Adult-Use

TRENTON, N.J., May 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA), the state’s leading business advocacy group for expanding access to medical cannabis and responsible adult-use of cannabis, fully endorses Senator Nicholas Scutari’s adult-use cannabis legislation.

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New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel Recommends Adding Chronic Pain and other Conditions to List of Qualifying Conditions

TRENTON, N.J., May 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel made initial recommendations to the Health Commissioner to approve chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders, migraines, anxiety, chronic fatigue related to ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome, Tourrette syndrome as qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program.

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New Jersey Cannabusiness Association Presents’ Series Officially Launching With April 19th Event

TRENTON, N.J., April 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA), the state’s leading business advocacy group for expanding access to medical cannabis and responsible adult-use of cannabis, is kicking off its year-long series of industry-related seminars and networking sessions.

NJ Patients beg treat pain with MMJ

NJ Patients Beg: Treat Pain With Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids

As Gov. Chris Christie travels the state on an aggressive campaign to end an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug overdoses, more than two dozen New Jersey citizens came to the capital city Wednesday to offer him a new strategy.

State Marijuana Regulators Move to The Private Sector

State Marijuana Regulators Move to The Private Sector

Some state officials who were tasked with regulating legal marijuana have moved to private sector jobs like consulting and lobbying, according to The Hill. Andrew Freedman and Lewis Koski, former marijuana regulators in Colorado’s state government, are now consultants for state and local governments looking for help with regulations.

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New Jersey Cannabusiness Association Launches

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As the nation continues moving state-by-state towards legalizing medical and adult-use cannabis, more and more entrepreneurs and businesses are staking their claim in this rapidly growing industry. To help guide these businesses through New Jersey’s legal and regulatory environment, a group of business leaders, civic leaders and patient-advocates recently formed a trade association to support the expanding legal cannabis industry.

New Jersey Marijuana Legislation Inches Ahead Despite Gov. Christie Warning

NJ Marijuana Legislation Inches Ahead Despite Gov. Christie Warning

New Jersey already has a tightly regulated medical marijuana program that includes six alternative treatment centers, or dispensaries, but the issue has largely stalled because of Christie’s opposition.

What is Driving New NJ Patients Signing Up for Medical Marijuana?

What is Driving New NJ Patients Signing Up for Medical Marijuana?

Patient advocates said the swift addition of these patients to the program demonstrates the pent-up demand for the anxiety-reducing and pain-relieving effects of the cannabis plant, as well as the need for the Christie administration to further expand the seven-year-old program.

Will Trump White House snuff out N.J. push to legalize marijuana?

Will Trump White House Snuff Out N.J. Push to Legalize Marijuana?

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.

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Willie’s Reserve Engages Jerrick Media as Digital Strategist

ENGLEWOOD, N.J., Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc., (OTCQB: JMDA) (the “Company” or “Jerrick Media”) a digital media and technology company focused on the development and marketing of branded digital content and e-commerce properties, announced today an engagement with lifestyle brand Willie’s Reserve.

Legalize marijuana push in N.J.: Should it be treated like cigarettes or booze?

Legalize Marijuana Push in N.J.: Should it be Treated Like Cigarettes or Booze?

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.

Marijuana For PTSD Treatment Now Legal in NJ

Marijuana for PTSD Treatment Now Legal in NJ

New Jersey residents suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder will be able to be legally treated with marijuana under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Chris Christie. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Tim Eustace, D-Maywood, and several co-sponsors, adds PTSD to the list of ailments for which qualified patients can be treated under New Jersey’s medical marijuana program.

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Medical Marijuana Petition in New Jersey Gets 18,000 Signatures

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.

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Say Hello to Vape Giant’s Very Own Little Giant Vape Pen

GALLOWAY, N.J., Aug. 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Vape Giant (vaporizergiant.com), a mainstay reseller in the vaporizer community, announced today the launch of its first self-branded vaping product, the Little Giant Vape Pen, a sturdy, inexpensive, “starter pen” for oils and e-liquids.

Hometowne Rx

Leonard Marshall Partners With Hometowne RX For Cannabis-Based Medicine

Leonard Marshall, former defensive end for the New York Giants, has partnered with a small pharmacy chain in New Jersey to make cannabis-based medicines if the state legalizes pot, according to an article in the New York Daily News. Aisha Bhatti, director of pharmacy for Hometowne Rx, said her company is “watching the trends” with legalization.

New Jersey Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill to Add PTSD to List of Accepted Health Conditions

New Jersey Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill to Add PTSD to List of Accepted Health Conditions

Lawmakers in the New Jersey Assembly voted 55 to 14 in favor of a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of accepted health conditions that qualify a patient to obtain medical marijuana in the state.

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New Jersey Lawmaker Wants to Allow Marijuana in Atlantic City

Reed Gusciora, an assemblyman in New Jersey, wants to allow marijuana in Atlantic City, according to a June 15, 2016, article at NJ.com. Gusciora’s bill will ask lawmakers to place a question on November’s ballot, which would ask voters if people who are 21 years of age and older should be allowed to grow, sell and consume marijuana.

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Pazoo, Inc. Included In CANNAINVESTOR Magazine Top 20 Stock Picks, Cross Promotes With Freedom Leaf, Inc. At Cannabis Trade Shows

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Pazoo, Inc. (OTC Pink: PZOO) is extremely pleased to announce that it has been included in the Top 20 Stock Picks in the June 2016 issue of the CANNAINVESTOR Magazine www.cannainvestormag.com.

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Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey Could Bring $300 Million in Taxes

A new report says legalization of marijuana in New Jersey could bring the state $300 million in annual taxes. The report, released by New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform and New Jersey Policy Perspective, draws on federal data estimating 365,900 state residents 21 years of age and older use 2.53 million ounces of pot annually.

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Facebook Deletes Medical Marijuana Pages

Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states including New Jersey, but the ubiquitous social media giant Facebook apparently doesn’t “like” it.

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Hundreds Attend Marijuana Rally in New Jersey

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.

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NORML Appoints New National Board Member

The National Organization for the Normalization of Marijuana Laws has just announced the appointment of Evan Nison to the National Board of Directors. The 25-year-old Nison is one of the youngest ever named to such a senior position within the organization.


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