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Monmouth Poll: Support for legal weed in NJ is high

62% of New Jersey adults support legalizing marijuana, up from 59% last year, according to a Monmouth University Poll released this morning.

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Posted: February 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

State Owned Bank and Legal Weed: Perfect Together?

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On his Ask the Governor show on public radio last night, Governor Phil Murphy said he has a big meeting today about his idea to create a state owned bank, according to reporter Joe Hernandez.

As Hernandez noted in his tweet, the Murphy’s public bank idea has not gotten much attention since his 2017 campaign. So why now?

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Posted: February 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Recreational Marijuana Legalization Passes NJ Legislative Committees

New Jersey is one step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana use after the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Appropriations Committee each approved the New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act after a four hour joint hearing on the bill.

The Senate Committee passed the bill 7-4, with two abstentions.

Monmouth County’s senators on the committee came down on different sides as Senator Vin Gopal (D-ll) voted in favor of the bill and Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) voted against.

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Posted: November 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Monmouth Freeholders Oppose Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks passionately against the legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey. (Apologies to County Purchasing Director Helen Fiore)

Freehold- The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey at their regular meeting on Thursday, January 25.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | 20 Comments »

N.J. must recognize marijuana’s medicinal value, court says

TRENTON — State and federal law classified marijuana as one of the most dangerous drugs more than 45 years ago, citing its “high potential for abuse” and a lack of medical value. But a groundbreaking decision by a state appeals court on Tuesday said the Christie administration must revisit marijuana’s legal standing under state law because… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, New Jersey | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Bill to legalize recreational marijuana in N.J. set to be unveiled

TRENTON — A state lawmaker on Monday is scheduled to unveil legislation that would legalize, regulate, and tax recreational marijuana in New Jersey. State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) will formally announce the Democratic-sponsored measure noon at Monday at a news conference at the Statehouse in Trenton. Medical marijuana is already legal in the state. But if… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

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

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TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers say they’re concerned about what President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general could mean for marijuana legalization, but they’re still planning to move forward after Gov. Chris Christie’s term ends in 2018. Trump said during the campaign he favors letting states decide whether marijuana should be… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, New Jersey | Tags: , | 4 Comments »

Recreational marijuana for N.J.? Lawmakers to check out Colorado’s budding law

newjerseymarijuana-1TRENTON — Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon are among the nine lawmakers who are traveling to Colorado this weekend to witness the impact that legal marijuana has had on the Rocky Mountain state. Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) is leading a delegation to meet with legislators, members of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Pot Now Legal in Colorado | A Milestone for Marijuana… Now What?

Pot Now Legal in Colorado | A Milestone for Marijuana… Now What? (via Wall Street Journal Digital Network)

Pot smokers cheered the first official day of legal recreational pot use in Colorado. What’s next in the wind for the drug? “High Times” cultivation editor Danny Danko joins the News Hub. (Photo: AP) Click here to subscribe to our channel: http://bit…

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Posted: January 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, Medical Marijuana | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Pot Now Legal in Colorado | A Milestone for Marijuana… Now What?