New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has reached an agreement with legislative leaders to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. Lawmakers expect to vote on the deal on March 25 and Murphy could sign the legalization bill later that week. Under the agreement, a state Cannabis Regulatory Commission will be established to create the rules […]

New Jersey’s legislators advanced an adult-use cannabis legalization bill Nov. 26 in a joint Senate and Assembly Budget Committee vote of 7-3 and 7-2, respectively. The vote came after four hours of public testimony and debate. Collectively, the bills comprise a trio of cannabis reform measures that have been talked about in various forms since Gov. […]

This fall, south New Jersey-based Stockton University will become one of the first institutions of higher learning to offer classes on cannabis in the Garden State. Taking the form of a ‘Cannabis Studies’ minor, students are required to take classes including ‘History of Cannabis’ and ‘Cannabis Law.’ Aside from the core classes, students will be […]

A U.S. District Judge in New Jersey has ruled that an employer can indefinitely suspend an employee for his doctor-prescribed medical cannabis. Ardagh Glass in Bridgeton, New Jersey did not allow medical cannabis patient Daniel Cotto Jr. to return to work after he refused a drug test. Cotto claims his employer knew about his use […]

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal just sent a letter instructing prosecutors to freeze all marijuana court cases until September 4. The September deadline isn’t an arbitrary date; it coincides with the New Jersey State Senate’s plan to consider a bill legalizing marijuana for adults. Even though the hold will only impact cases pending in […]

Nearly 150 demonstrators bashed New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, in a spirited protest outside the front door of the Statehouse in Trenton. The 4/20 demonstration was a protest against Christie’s opposition to decriminalization and legalization of marijuana, and included remarks from Makeda Marley, the youngest daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley and Jawara McIntosh, the […]

Following a public debate with the parent of a 14 year old medical marijuana patient, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, reluctantly agrees to sign a bill allowing medical marijuana edibles for adults if one is presented to him. Gov. Chris Christie faced off with a registered nurse and mother about the state’s failed medical marijuana […]