Category Archives: New Jersey Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New Jersey joins states that allow medical cannabis as opioid alternative

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has added opioid addiction to the list of qualifying conditions that are treatable with medical marijuana, a move that could provide a boost to MMJ sales. In 2015, New Jersey health care providers wrote 55 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons, or 4.9 million prescriptions, according to the National Institute […]

Week in Review: NJ adult-use cannabis bills advance, OH credit union plans MMJ banking & MA recreational sales boom

New Jersey legislative committees advance potentially groundbreaking adult-use cannabis legislation, an Ohio credit union offers limited banking services to medical marijuana companies, and sales are booming at Massachusetts’ first two recreational MJ stores. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. Garden State marijuana legislation moves Cannabis businesses are […]

New Jersey legislative committees advance adult-use cannabis legislation

New Jersey took a big step Monday toward becoming the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana when separate panels in the Senate and the Assembly approved identical legislation and sent it to the full Legislature for a vote. Gov. Phil Murphy, a pro-marijuana Democrat, has said he wants a legalization bill to be sent to his […]

New Jersey lawmakers unveil legislation proposing legalizing adult-use cannabis

New Jersey lawmakers released their latest proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. A joint Democrat-led Assembly and Senate committee is expected to discuss the package of measures on Nov. 26. It’s the latest draft in a long-running effort to legalize recreational cannabis in New Jersey, where the effort has stalled, despite support from […]

New Jersey medical cannabis dispensaries can now post prices online

New Jersey is allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to advertise prices on their websites and social media, a move generally welcomed by the state’s cannabis industry as a way to differentiate offerings. “Certainly it’s going to be good for businesses,” said Scott Rudder, president of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association. “It gives them the opportunity to show […]

New Jersey medical cannabis expansion attracts multistate MMJ businesses

A number of multistate operators are vying for the coveted six additional medical marijuana licenses in New Jersey’s rapidly growing MMJ industry, underscoring the increasing attraction of the Garden State market. The New Jersey Department of Health has made the list of applicants available but said no further information would be released until the licenses […]

New Jersey flooded with applications for six medical marijuana licenses

New Jersey received 146 applications for six new medical marijuana licenses, an expansion that will double the number of MMJ businesses in a rapidly growing market. Applicants had to identify the region of the state where they would like to operate an MMJ business, which New Jersey calls alternative treatment centers. There were 50 applicants in […]