NJ Lawmakers Plan to Put Legalization on 2020 Ballot

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New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Judiciary Chairman Nicholas Scutari announced today they were moving away from their previous plans to approve legislation to end the state’s failed prohibition on marijuana this year in the state legislature, and are instead planning to put a question regarding a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana before […]

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Garden State NORML Plans Lobby Day on September 23, 2019

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With most state legislatures adjourned for the 2019 calendar year, the New Jersey legislature is one of just a few legislative bodies that are still in session. With a year-long legislative session, state lawmakers have already debated and passed significant legislation related to the state’s medical marijuana program, solitary confinement and assisted suicide. Unfortunately, an […]

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Senator Rice Needs to Get Woke About Weed, Pt. 2

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As New Jersey continues to fail its constituents each day they do not pass cannabis legalization for adult-use, the name of one state senator at the forefront of the fight against legalization remains permanently inked in shame: State Senator Ron Rice of the 28th District. Despite 62% of New Jersey residents supporting legalizing cannabis for […]

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New Jersey: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

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Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access program. The new law takes immediate effect. Assembly Bill 20, The Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, institutes various changes to the program to better facilitate patients’ access to the substance. Specifically, it expands the pool […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, history was made. For the first time ever, the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. Also this week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing to discuss […]

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