Category Archives: New Jersey

New Jersey Legalized Cannabis—But Marijuana Is Still Illegal. What Went Wrong With Legalization?

Cannabis became legal in New Jersey on Friday morning, January 1. Or did it? New Year’s Day was when a constitutional amendment legalizing the extremely popular plant—approved by more than two-thirds of New Jersey voters on Election Day—went into effect. Simple enough. Except there’s a significant catch: All the laws on the books outlawing marijuana […]

Recreational Cannabis Could Show Up In New Jersey Within 6 Months

New Jersey lawmakers have passed a measure to allow a recreational marijuana marketplace in the Garden State. The legislation will now be sent to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who is expected to sign the bill. Once that happens, New Jersey cannabis businesses will be able to offer recreational weed within six months. The Democrat-led Assembly […]

NJWeedman Sues New Jersey — For Legalizing Cannabis

CANNABIS CULTURE – NJWeedman (Aka Ed Forchion) has filed a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey for legalizing regulated cannabis on the grounds that new laws demand a colonialized system of selective prosecution. “What’s going on right now is the Columbusization of the marijuana industry. In urban communities, we have not had shortages of […]

Marijuana Mom Petitions NJ Gov For Rec License, Fears Small Businesses Will Be Overlooked

Cannabis legalization in New Jersey doesn’t necessarily alleviate the industry of its troubles. Recently, Garden State residents voted in favor of marijuana legalization. Cannabis entrepreneurs like Debi Madaio are now faced with a new hurdle: attaining a recreational license. The registered nurse and owner of NJWeedman’s Joint — a cannabis-themed eatery — launched a campaign […]

One Nation Under A Groove (In a Divided US, Cannabis Brings Us All Together)

CANNABIS CULTURE –  “In reality, who won big on election night? Definitely cannabis,” according to Partner and Chair of the cannabis practice at Greenspoon Marder Law Firm, Rachel K Gillette. “Cannabis is an issue that unites all political persuasions.”  Partner and Chair of the cannabis practice at Greenspoon Marder Law Firm, Rachel K Gillette Recreational […]

Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Cannabis Ballot Initiatives

Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota will vote on whether to legalize cannabis. Cannabis reform may be stalled at the federal level, but the number of states that have legalized it in some capacity continues to grow. Heading into the 2020 election, 33 of them and the District of Columbia permit medicinal use. […]

New Jersey Cannabis Legalization Efforts Get A Celebrity Boost From Kevin Smith And Rick Steves

“Only you can make the Garden State truly green!” New Jersey-based filmmaker Kevin Smith, perhaps most famously known as stoner Silent Bob, is encouraging residents of his home state to get out and vote in November, and not just for the president. Smith wants to ensure that New Jersey joins the growing list of U.S. […]

As N.J. Considers Marijuana Legalization, Here’s How To Invest In Cannabis Ahead Of Nov. 3 Vote

As New Jersey closes in on what could be a watershed vote to legalize recreational marijuana use, investors are taking a renewed interest in the profit potential of growers, sellers and so-called cannabis-adjacent companies. New Jersey is one of four states whose voters will decide next month on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use; […]