New Jersey Delays Marijuana Vote

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Today, the New Jersey state legislature delayed a key marijuana vote, possibly until November. According to a February 2019 Monmouth University poll, 62 percent of New Jersey adults support legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and 68 percent believe that legalizing marijuana would boost the state’s economy. NORML Political Associate […]

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New Jersey: Lawmakers Advance Important Marijuana Law Reform Bills

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In some big news out of New Jersey, several marijuana reform bills have been voted out of their committees and are awaiting floor votes. Senate Bill 2703 and Assembly Bill 4497 have both passed out of their committees and are set to be voted on as early as Monday, March 25th. These bills would legalize […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/15/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has reintroduced H.R. 1647, the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans. Additionally, Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Don Young (R-AK) introduced The Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act to explicitly bar federal […]

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New Jersey: Adult-use legalization is closer than ever

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After months of negotiation, Governor Murphy and NJ state legislators have reached a deal on what will be included in upcoming legislation to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana in the state of New Jersey. Some highlights include expedited expungement for past misdemeanor marijuana convictions, a three-percent tax to be collected by or […]

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Fed Chair to Senate: “I Think it Would Be Great to Have Clarity” on Cannabis

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As the tentacles of the federal policy of cannabis prohibition run deep into nearly every sector of American public policy, a new voice emerged to call for clarity regarding state-legal cannabis marketplaces: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Currently, almost none of the businesses operating in the cannabis space can legally obtain a bank account, process a credit […]

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