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Marijuana Drive-Thru: Could New Jersey Be Next?

Marijuana Drive-Thru: Could New Jersey Be Next?

Marijuana Drive-Thru: Could New Jersey Be Next?

A Colorado dispensary opened the first marijuana drive-thru of its kind. Could New Jersey be next if recreational cannabis becomes legal?

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Bethany Baptist Church Lecture Committee and Drug Policy Alliance to Host Forum on Marijuana Legalization and Racial Justice

NEWARK, NJ, Jan. 29, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – On Thursday, February 1st, the Bethany Baptist Church Lecture Committee and Drug Policy Alliance will host, “What’s at Stake? Why Marijuana Legalization is a Racial Justice Issue,”

Keystone State Auditor General Advocating for Pennsylvania Legalization

Keystone State Auditor General Advocating for Pennsylvania Legalization

While the Keystone State’s medical marijuana program has only just begun, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is ready for Pennsylvania legalization to tap into the recreational market to benefit the state budget, reduce the costs associated with simple possession arrests, curb the opioid epidemic and create jobs.

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Mandating Review of New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Policy

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 23, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order directing the New Jersey Department of Health and the Board of Medical Examiners to review the state’s existing medical marijuana program. The goal of the review is to eliminate barriers to access for patients who suffer from illnesses that could be treated with medical marijuana.

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New Jersey Cannabusiness Association to Host Cannabis Educational Seminar for Local Officials

TRENTON, NJ, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The debate about cannabis legalization in New Jersey is intensifying by the minute. Unfortunately, this heightened focus on the issue has brought with it many of the same fallacies and falsehoods that have existed for nearly a century. To help combat this outdated and misinformation, the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA), will host an educational event for local officials in February.

New York Governor Calls for Feasibility Study to Examine Legalizing Marijuana

New York Governor Calls for Feasibility Study to Examine Legalizing Marijuana

Could New York become the next state to legalize recreational marijuana? On Jan. 16, 2018, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his proposed FY 2019 state budget, which includes funding for the creation of a feasibility study aimed at understanding the social, health, and criminal justice impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state.

Senator Nicholas Scutari Introduces New Jersey Marijuana Legislation

Senator Nicholas Scutari Introduces New Jersey Marijuana Legislation

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.

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The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association Denounces AG Jeff Sessions’ Shift on Cannabis Policy

TRENTON, NJ, Jan. 4, 2018 /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, denounces Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy shift.

These States Are Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

These States Are Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

After four of five statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiatives were approved by voters in 2016, no additional states ended cannabis prohibition in 2017 (though New Hampshire did decriminalize possession of the drug and West Virginia allowed its medical use).

CNBC Presents a Special Episode ‘The Profit in Marijuana Country’ on Tuesday, January 2 at 10PM ET/PT

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 21, 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, as Proposition 64, a new law that allows any adult to buy cannabis legally, goes into effect New Year’s Day.

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Legal Cannabis in NJ: Is This Joint Worth a Quick $1 Billion?

ROSELAND, NJ, Dec. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Upon the release of its White Paper exploring what it calls “The most complex environment ever to legalize recreational cannabis use,” lawyers at Brach Eichler observed that the initial organization of the industry could result in a windfall to the State exceeding $1 billion — before a single ounce is delivered.

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The New Jersey Cannabusiness Association Statement Regarding Murphy Victory

TRENON, N.J., Nov. 7, 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, congratulates Governor-Elect Phil Murphy in his historic victory.

Why NJ Patients With Chronic Pain Still Can't Get Medical Marijuana

Why NJ Patients With Chronic Pain Still Can’t Get Medical Marijuana

Five months ago, a New Jersey health panel voted in favor of dramatically expanding the list of conditions that may be treated with cannabis. Chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, autism, anxiety, migraines, and other maladies should be added to the list of 13 ailments, said the panel of doctors and other health professionals.

VA Hospital is Denying Veteran PTSD Treatment Due to Cannabis Use When He Has a Florida Medical Card

MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After transferring to the Miami VA Healthcare System and during a medical intake, the VA was adamant about Jonathan Fruchter being referred to drug counseling regardless of the fact that he is patient #P0032257 with the Compassionate Use Registry in the state of Florida.

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Money B of Digital Underground to Speak About Hip Hop, Celebrity Licensing and Cannabis at CWCBExpo Boston

PARAMUS, N.J., Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Multi-platinum Grammy nominated Hip-Hop star, Money B, of the iconic band Digital Underground, will be speaking at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo), making its debut Oct. 4-6 at the Hynes Convention Center.

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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.

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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.


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