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Hearings Scheduled To Legalize Recreational Marijuana in New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On November 26, the long-fought-for battle to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey will take a major step when state lawmakers debate the bill to legalize its use. Debate on the law—titled “The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act”—begins on November 26, and is expected to be followed… Read More »

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Update on Medical & Recreational Marijuana Legalization in New York & New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Here in New York, the planned merger of two of the country’s largest cannabis companies could change New York’s law on marijuana manufacturing and distribution as we know it. The merger would create the largest cannabis country in the nation, with licenses to operate 79 facilities in a number of states, including two cultivation… Read More »

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What Is Happening With Legalization Of Marijuana In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Rolling Stone recently ran an interesting article on the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. According to experts, New Jersey has a unique set of circumstances that could allow it to become a global leader in the cannabis industry. First, the state has some of the highest incarceration rates in the country as a… Read More »

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Important Legal Updates For New Jersey: Summer 2018

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey Makes Bold Move to Adjourn All Marijuana-Related Cases On July 24, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal made an announcement instructing all municipal prosecutors to adjourn any marijuana-related cases until September 4 or later in order to coincide with the New Jersey State Senate’s plan to consider bill legalizing marijuana. This is… Read More »

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June Marks Major Step For Marijuana Legalization In New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

This week (June 18th), New York took important steps towards legalizing marijuana: The state health commissioner first recommended legalizing the drug. Mayor de Blasio then announced that the city would start handing out tickets to people smoking marijuana instead of arresting them. While the recreational use of marijuana in New York is still technically… Read More »

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New Jersey Legislation Permitting 218 Marijuana Dispensaries & Banning Child Marriage Moves

By Phillip J. Murphy |

During the month of June, the New Jersey legislature moved forward on some key issues, including barring individuals under the age of 18 from getting married and opening the state to a number of legal marijuana dispensaries. Below, we discuss these changes in greater detail: New Jersey Steps Closer To Banning Child Marriages On… Read More »

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This Spring, Some Of New Jersey’s Laws Get Stricter; While Others More Flexible

By Phillip J. Murphy |

March brought some significant changes to New Jersey’s regulation of guns and medical marijuana. Below, we discuss these changes in greater detail: New Jersey Close To Passing Additional Criminal Measures Regarding Gun Ownership In response to the wave of student protests that resulted from the recent Florida mass shooting, New Jersey lawmakers are now… Read More »

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New York’s Marijuana Arrest Statistics Shock Many And Reveal Room For Progress

By Phillip J. Murphy |

As we previously discussed, in January, Governor Cuomo ordered a study to be conducted on the recreational use of marijuana via the New York State Department of Health. That study has since been released, and has shocked a number of New Yorkers. The arrest statistics alone are alarming: There have been close to 900,000… Read More »

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Are New Jersey Towns Banning Marijuana One-By-One?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Even as the state of New Jersey’s new governor and legislators take steps to try and improve how effective the state’s medical marijuana program is in reaching people who need it, some New Jersey towns are enacting bans and making the substance illegal within their own borders. During the week of February 28th, the… Read More »

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Is New York Close To Legalizing The Recreational Use Of Marijuana?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In January, Governor Cuomo ordered a study on the recreational use of marijuana to be conducted by the New York State Department of Health, noting possible legalization in nearby states like New Jersey. In doing so, many New Yorkers now posit that it is only a matter of time before readily available legal marijuana… Read More »

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