It has been a busy January for cannabis in New Jersey. As expected, since Governor Murphy took office, the Cannabis industry is off to an exciting and high-paced start. With various events around the state, it is evident the cannabis train has left the station and New Jersey is getting primed for the expected boom.
— Jersey Shore Marijuana (@420AsburyPark) January 26, 2018
Heady NJ will continue to bring you all of the latest news on the NJ Cannabis Scene.. Thanks for giving us a strong show of support as get started these last few months! Glad to help usher in the #cannabis #revolution and to be a leader in the #cannabiscommunity. https://t.co/gmBl22egQq
At The State of #Cannabis: A #GreenRush is Coming to New Jersey, @ROINJNews #ThoughtLeadershipSeries, panelists talked about #finance and #marijuana for #NJ business https://t.co/VIT345TCsy pic.twitter.com/4wlJS2PTzg
— ROI-NJ (@ROINJNews) January 29, 2018
If the New Jersey Cannabis Symposium is any indication, New Jersey’s fledgling marijuana industry is going to be big. https://t.co/tsykWRFFzP
— Asbury Park Press (@AsburyParkPress) January 26, 2018
Governor Murphy immediately expanded the Medical Marijuana Program through executive order. However, full-blown legalization is something that must be done through the legislature.
It’s time for adults to take control of the program. As Murphy put it, it’s time we stopped allowing politics to trump compassion. @ohamkrw #nj #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #legalizeit https://t.co/wBMc2MLTSA
Thank you for your advocacy, Leo Bridgewater!
Thank you Leo Bridgewater for your continual fight for access to medical cannabis and also for your military service for the United States. #cannabis #nj #ignoranceisnoexcuse #mmj #marijuana #Military #PTSD #vetsforcannabis #exitdrug https://t.co/hDDx54iBrw
Also, R.I.P. to medical marijuana pioneer Dennis Peron…
RIP ?? pic.twitter.com/86abQ4lPqG
— MarijWannaMeet App (@MarijWannaMeet) January 29, 2018
Murphy came out fighting for minimum wage, equal pay for women, and of course, medical cannabis expansion.
In the first 10 days, we:
✔️Promoted equal pay for women
✔️Took action on ethics
✔️Promoted $15 min wage, paid sick leave
✔️Supported small biz
✔️Spoke at #womensmarchnj
✔️Began @NJTransit audit
✔️Expanded medical marijuana
More work to do.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) January 26, 2018
Legalization will be happening soon. The expansion of MMJ last week was a strong indication that Governor Murphy is not wavering on his committment to push forward with legalization.
However, the legislature must consider many factors. Limits on dispensaries could have limited effects on the black market if residents have to pay more and it is difficult to obtain because of traveling long distances.
#NJ is at #risk for being led down the wrong path..Several #lawmakers support a cap as low as 100 licensed dispensaries in the state. This is dangerous as clear & compelling correlations exist between the # of legit dispensaries and the black market. #njhttps://t.co/4Whga0LkGg
Or making the funding more difficult…
In NJ, a state that already has legalized marijuana for medical purposes, this “could stall or even end efforts” in the state “to help those patients from getting non-opioid alternatives to serious medical issues” #cannabis #nj https://t.co/c9kuwS9Q8X
Reefer Madness Continues in New Jersey and around the Country…
#MonmouthCounty, #NJ, what would possess an ENTIRE COUNTY to try banning all legal cannabis sales..What drives this Ignorance? GREED? Take a look at big PHARMA companies doing business here. 226 results!! For more information, call 732-431-7387 or email email@example.com
Reefer Madness Is Out Of Control.
What do you think?
Will the anti-cannabis politicians get packing their bags while we pack our bowls? #cannabis #headylife #nj #marijuana #prohibition #legalizeit #supportcannabis #cannabiscommunity https://t.co/qUmW9YlgFp
Elsewhere around the country…
In other news… making the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union is Rep. Joe Kennedy.
* Shielding state medical marijuana laws from DEA
* Increasing military veterans’ medical cannabis access
* Protecting kids who use non-psychoactive CBD extracts for seizures
Terrible pick by Dems for State of the Union response. https://t.co/TY5neNpCRM
— Tom Angell ?? (@tomangell) January 29, 2018
Fighting the Opioid Epidemic With Cannabis
Although many prohibitionists refer to cannabis as a gateway drug, here are some examples of how it is actually the exit drug and has many medicinal benefits to help the opioid epidemic.
Cannabis can be used to help get people off of heroin. It is an exit drug not the gateway drug you think it is. https://t.co/2cwdARzol1
A brief moment on the history… Cannabis sounds much classier anyway…
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