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If these Northeast states legalize adult-use marijuana, they could generate billions of dollars in sales

The legalization of recreational marijuana appears poised to sweep across the Northeast, which could result in billions of dollars of business opportunities over the next few years in a densely populated region of the nation. “Now that there’s (retail marijuana) stores in Massachusetts, we are really starting to see the dominoes fall,” said Matt Schweich, […]

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 […]

New Jersey approves medical marijuana as treatment for opioid addiction

Prescription painkiller addicts can now seek medical cannabis as a form of treatment in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Wednesday announced that opioid addiction will be added to the list of qualifying conditions that allows residents to obtain medical marijuana, reports NJ.com. The state will also eliminate a prior authorization requirement for Medicaid […]

High Folks: La Kia Gooch is Fighting to Stand Out

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our newest bi-weekly column, High Folks: the cannabis-infused version of Humans of New York, in which we take an intimate look at people’s relationships with our most beloved plant. The connection between humans and cannabis is primal, dynamic, and profound. But it’s something that’s increasingly overlooked in the new age of weed. So […]

New Bill Would Legalize Cannabis in New Jersey

Lawmakers across the Northeast watched closely this week as adult-use sales kicked off in Massachusetts. Judging from their reactions, it seems Massachusetts won’t be alone for long. As the East Coast’s first stores prepared to open, neighboring Vermont—which legalized possession and personal cultivation in January but still prohibits retail sales—moved forward on a plan to […]

New Jersey Lawmakers Will Soon Vote on Legalizing Recreational Weed

The timeline for legal weed in New Jersey may have just sped up. According to key policy makers in the state, legislative bodies may start voting on legalization bills as soon as next week. Jumpstarting the Legislative Process Talk of a new timeline for beginning the legislative process recently came from the office of New […]

New Jersey Lawmakers Draft New and Improved Marijuana Legalization Bill

New Jersey could be moving toward a viable legalization bill. This week, local media sources received a copy of a new legalization measure that lawmakers think has a very good chance of passing. If the legislation is approved, New Jersey could soon implement some of the nation’s most progressive cannabis laws. New Jersey’s New Legalization […]

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patients Will Now Be Able to Buy Vapes

New Jersey medical marijuana patients can now buy cannabis vaporizer products after a change in rules from the state Department of Health. Last week the department waived regulations that prohibited vape pens, cartridges, and similar cannabis products from being sold at state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries, according to media reports. Until now, medical marijuana dispensaries in […]

53 Percent of NJ Voters Say Yes to Recreational Weed If It Lowers Taxes

A poll of voters in New Jersey has determined that more than half would be in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis if it resulted in lower taxes, according to a report in local media. In the survey, 44 percent of those polled said that they supported legalizing recreational cannabis for adults, while 31 percent said […]