New Jersey expanding its medical marijuana program, Gov. Phil Murphy pushing for recreational

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program and said residents would no longer have to “jump through hoops” to get access to the drug. Murphy unveiled the recommendations of a panel commissioned earlier this year at a news conference…

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New Jersey governor calls for recreational marijuana legalization, higher taxes for schools

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 1:29 pm • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 1:29 pm By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy wants to raise the state sales tax and extend its reach, hike income taxes on the wealthy and legalize recreational marijuana. He also wants…

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Meet the New Jersey medical marijuana advocate schooling police on the state’s laws

Published: Mar 11, 2018, 2:06 pm • Updated: Mar 11, 2018, 2:07 pm By Kristie Cattafi, The Record of Woodland Park CLIFTON, N.J. — Edward “Lefty” Grimes was in pain. It had been an hour since he’d arrived at the Clifton police station with what should have been a straightforward…

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New Jersey Assembly weighs marijuana legalization during day-long hearing

Published: Mar 5, 2018, 5:28 pm • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 5:31 pm By Michael Catalini, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s Democratic-led Assembly on Monday waded into the debate over marijuana legalization, drawing hours of testimony both for and against making it available. The Assembly Oversight Committee held…

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Will New Jersey congressional leaders hop on the marijuana legalization train?

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 10:08 am • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 10:12 am By Michael Catalini, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The chatter at New Jersey’s annual power-player cocktail party shed light on what the state government is up to. Specifically, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy could be on…

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New Jersey lawmakers opposed to marijuana legalization propose decriminalizing small amounts instead

Published: Feb 19, 2018, 11:14 am • Updated: Feb 19, 2018, 11:16 am By Michael Catalini, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged caution on marijuana legalization on Thursday and instead introduced legislation to eliminate penalties for possessing small amounts of the drug. Democratic state Sens.…

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New Jersey lawmaker apologizes for comparing marijuana to cocaine

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 8:06 am • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 8:06 am By The Associated Press TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey county lawmaker is apologizing, saying he was wrong to claim marijuana is more addictive than cocaine. Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry Little said Wednesday last…

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New Jersey marijuana legalization bill introduced

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 12:10 pm • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 12:10 pm By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lawmakers kicked off the new session by again introducing legislation to legalize marijuana. Democratic state Sen. Nicholas Scutari introduced the measure allowing the recreational use of marijuana on…

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New Jersey marijuana legalization push gets big boost with Murphy’s win

Published: Nov 8, 2017, 7:45 am • Updated: Nov 8, 2017, 8:34 am By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey say Phil Murphy’s win Tuesday night will pave the way for pot legislation. NJ.com reports Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Republican Lt. Gov.…

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