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Successful vote by New Jersey lawmakers puts cannabis legalization bill on 2020 ballot

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 20, 2019

On Monday, December 16, New Jersey lawmakers initiated a ballot question that would legalize cannabis for recreational purposes statewide; placing the referendum in front of voters on the 2020 ballot. New Jersey’s recreational cannabis proposal was approved with one abstention. The measure was given a thumbs-up by the Democratic-steered As...

Sweeney wants to prioritize New Jersey’s legalization ballot issue for 2020 election

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Rumors have been circulating regarding the death of New Jersey's failed cannabis legalization effort, which previously struggled to gain enough votes for a House floor vote. In spite of what people might have thought, Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Stephen Sweeney claim that cannabis legalizati...

New Jersey offers employment protections for registered medical cannabis patients

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

Amendments have been made to New Jersey's medical cannabis rules, with authorized patients now being granted employment protections in the Democratic-leaning state. The reworking of regulatory framework means that employers will now be required to meet the needs of employees who use medical cannabis to tre...

Police dogs will no longer be trained to sniff out cannabis in New Jersey

Police dogs will no longer be trained to sniff out cannabis in New Jersey

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 21, 2019

Is New Jersey preparing for cannabis legalization? If the police force’s actions are anything to go by, quite possibly. State police dogs are no longer being taught how to sniff out the odor of burnt weed. This is according to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who informed lawmakers how a pendin...

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