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Working in South Jersey Cannabis Gathering Panel Held

After NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) Commissioner Krista Nash gave the keynote speech at the Working in South Jersey Cannabis Gathering by HNJ, I moderated a panel on jobs in South Jersey cannabis. The panelists included UFCW Local 360 labor union Organizing Director Hugh Giordano, manufacturing license winner & Good Lettuce Company CEO Travis Ally, […]

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NJCRC Releases Adult-Use Cannabis Rules Emphasizing Social Equity

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) released the adult-use cannabis market rules which prioritize social equity and small businesses. However, they do not allow for baked edibles or gummies to be legally sold. At their sixth meeting, they released the interim adult-use cannabis rules. They will serve for a year as more permanent rules […]

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CRC Chair Dianna Houenou Eager to Begin Cannabis Regulations, See Sales Next Year

Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) Chair Diana Houenou is eager to begin establishing cannabis regulations. “I’m thrilled that the Commission is getting up and running and doing the work. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done,” Houenou said. “I don’t expect adult-use cannabis sales to occur this calendar year. Because as the Commission […]

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Rowan University Sets up Cannabis Think Tank and CRC Faces Backlash

Rowan University in Glassboro in Gloucester County is setting up a cannabis think tank. African American social justice advocates are criticizing Governor Phil Murphy for not appointing a Black man to the Cannabis Regulatory Commission. The Rowan University Institute for Cannabis Research, Policy, and Workforce Development will encompass the business, law, medicine, chemistry, and pharmacology […]

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Coughlin Nominates Sam Delgado to Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Assembly Speaker Coughlin (D-Middlesex) has nominated Sam Delgado, a retired Hispanic lobbyist, to the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC). He is the lobbyist and the husband of Coughlin’s district mate, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Middlesex). She first won office in 2017 along with Murphy and replaced John Wisniewski in the seat. “Sam is an expert in […]

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