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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Cannabis Legalization Deadlines

As we have previously reported, any municipal ordinances adopted prior to the February 22, 2021 adoption of P.L.2021, c.16, prohibiting or limiting cannabis establishments are null and void. Municipalities have until August 21, 2021, 180 days from the sig...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Governor Signs Parental Notification Legislation

Earlier today, Governor Murphy signed S-5472/S-3565 requiring law enforcement to provide a parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of a person under the age of 18 with a written notification for any violation for underage consumption or poss...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: March 9, 2021

March 4: Cannabis Legalization

Earlier this week we sent out a special update on guidance on cannabis legalization as well as a full opt-out ordinance template language. On March 3 we held a legislative briefing session on the legalization of recreational use of cannabis and based on t...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Cannabis Legalization Guidance

Guidance on Cannabis LegalizationFull Opt-Out Ordinance Template Language

Background

 In November 2020, New Jersey voters approved Public Question No. 1, which amended the New Jersey Constitution to allow for the legalization of a controlled form o...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Feb. 26, 2021 Cannabis Update

On Monday Governor Murphy signed into law legislation legalizing and regulating cannabis use and possession for adults 21 years and older (A-21 – The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act) and decriminal...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: February 24, 2021

NJ AG Launches Marijuana Decriminalization & Legalization Resource Page

This week, on the heels of Governor Murphy signing legislation changing the legal status of marijuana, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the launch of a Marijuana Decriminalization & Cannabis Legalization Resource Page. The webpage is intended ...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Gov. Murphy Signs Legalization Legislation

As of this writing, it has been announced that the Governor has signed the legislation legalizing adult recreational use of cannabis, the decriminalization of cannabis, and the clean-up legislation that addresses possession by those under 21. We will be s...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Appellate Panel Rules on Medical Cannabis Facility Permit Applications

This week, the NJ Appellate Division issued an unpublished decision, allowing the state to resume its review of medical marijuana license applications. The review had previously been put on hold while the court examined a challenge to the application proc...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Marijuana Legalization Update

On December 17, both Houses of the State Legislature gave final approval to two bills related to the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana, following the approval of the ballot question in November. Governor Murphy has until February 8 to act o...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Cannabis Clean Up Legislation Held

Initially, both the Assembly and Senate were scheduled to consider legislation to clarify the recent cannabis legislation, A-5211/S-3320, on Monday. However, as of this afternoon, it appears the deal to legalize and decriminalize cannabis collapsed report...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Cannabis Legislation on Governor’s Desk

Yesterday, both the Assembly, by a vote of 49-24-6, and the Senate, by a vote of 23-17, approved S-21/A-21, which is the enabling legislation, legalizing, and regulating the adult recreational use of cannabis pursuant to passage of the constitutional amen...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Cannabis Legislation Advancing

Late last week Governor Murphy and legislative leaders reached an agreement on the legalization of adult recreational use of cannabis. In the announcement Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, Speaker Coughlin, Senator Scutari and Assemblywoman Quija...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: December 10, 2020

AG Issues Marijuana Charge Guidance

Last week, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued additional guidance to prosecutors concerning the prosecution of low-level marijuana cases, supplementing his August 29, 2018 and November 4, 2020 guidance.The Attorney General’s guidance directs all New Je...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Legalization of Marijuana Legislation

Differences remain between the State Senate and General Assembly on A-21/S-21, the enabling legislation to legalize cannabis pursuant to the voter approval of Ballot Question #1. The pending legislation still contains local tax options as well as a 180 da...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Conference Session Discusses Legalized Cannabis

It’s official, the voters of New Jersey have giving their approval to the ballot question on the legalization of recreational marijuana for those over 21. What’s next?Join our session “Marijuana in the Mile High City – A Collaborative Approach” at the 105...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Assembly Approves Bill Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Marijuana

Yesterday, the Assembly passed A-1897 which aims to decriminalize marijuana and promote awareness of the expungement process. The bill would replace arrests for possessing up to two ounces of marijuana or hashish with a civil fine of $50. A-1897 would als...

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Cannabis Legalization News Flash