Phil Murphy Sets May Deadline for New Jersey Legal Marijuana Vote, What’s Next?

When Gov. Phil Murphy came into office, he vowed to legalize marijuana within 100 days.

Now? It’s looking like weed may not be legalized until 500 days into Murphy’s tenure — at the earliest.

The push for New Jersey marijuana legalization hit a roadblock last month when scheduled votes on the bill to legalize weed were postponed. While the bill had enough votes to pass in the Assembly, the support wasn’t there in the Senate. Continue reading “Phil Murphy Sets May Deadline for New Jersey Legal Marijuana Vote, What’s Next?”

Phil Murphy Tells New Health Commissioner To Fix New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program

Three of Gov. Phil Murphy‘s cabinet nominees easily won approval from a state Senate committee Thursday, including the new health commissioner who pledged to improve the state’s notoriously restrictive medicinal marijuana program.

Praising their “amazing” resumes, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Shereef Elnahal as Health Department commissioner and Carole Johnson as Human Services commissioner. Continue reading “Phil Murphy Tells New Health Commissioner To Fix New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program”

Will New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Include Home Grow?

Will New Jersey marijuana legalization include home grow? As of now, the new governor of the state seems to only be insistent that adults be able to consume cannabis—not grow it.

“Marijuana legalization” doesn’t guarantee fully legal marijuana. Other states allow adults to grow small amounts of cannabis at home. Will New Jersey marijuana legalization allow home grow? Continue reading “Will New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Include Home Grow?”