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NJCRC OKs 297 Conditional Cannabis Licenses, 18 Annuals

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) approved more than 300 adult-use cannabis licenses during their first live/hybrid meeting. It was held at the Civil Service Commission building in downtown Trenton. “It’s good to see everyone in person,” NJCRC Chair Diana Houenou said. People were in the audience hoping to win. Along with locals, there […]

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Lessons from the California Adult-use Cannabis Industry for NJ

Cannabis advocate and industry leader Steve DeAngelo offered insight into the California adult-use cannabis industry. He discussed taxes and legacy operators so that New Jersey might learn. The California adult-use cannabis industry has suffered due to high taxes and excessive red tape. It has caused many medical cannabis companies to go to the gray or […]

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NORML Calls for President Joe Biden to Expunge Marijuana Records

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) called for President Joe Biden to keep his campaign promise to expunge federal marijuana records. Doing so would bring immediate justice and relief to thousands of Americans. During the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden stated that “no one should be in jail because of cannabis use.” In […]

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More than 362,000 New Jersey Marijuana Cases Expunged by Judiciary

The New Jersey Judiciary has expunged more than 362,000 marijuana cases from court records since marijuana decriminalization became effective July 1st. Eligible cases are expunged automatically by the Judiciary. Once a case is expunged, it is removed from the court’s public record and does not have to be reported on applications for jobs, housing, or […]

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Schumer, Booker, Wyden Introduce Bill to End Federal Cannabis Prohibition

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) released a draft of their bill ending federal cannabis prohibition. Their bill, the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substance Act, thereby ending cannabis prohibition. That would end the unfair treatment of communities of […]

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MORE ACT Decriminalization Fight Renewed in Congress

The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act), which would decriminalize cannabis, among other things, has been reintroduced by House. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) introduced it. Nadler previously led the Democrat-controlled House […]

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