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Bob Marley’s son and Colorado firm seek New Jersey marijuana dispensary

The son of reggae legend Bob Marley and a Colorado firm have applied to open a medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey.

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Medical pot laws no answer for U.S. opioid deaths, study says

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates.

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Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum to prepare graduates for careers cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb.

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Legal marijuana industry had banner year in 2018

The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.

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How the Supreme Court case on sports betting is related to marijuana legalization

In the justices’ comments and questions about New Jersey’s voter-approved law allowing sports betting, most touched on the same states’ rights theme.

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Outgoing NJ Gov. Christie calls marijuana taxes “blood money”

Christie, who adamantly opposes marijuana legalization, said “It’s blood money. It’s disgraceful and it’s disgusting,” on his regular radio call-in show last week.

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Jared Polis to N.J. politician: Boulder not filled with stoned zombies

Rep. Jared Polis had some choice words for a New Jersey assemblyman who said the Pearl Street Mall is overrun with dirty undead zoned out on weed.

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New Jersey School Becomes First In U.S. To Allow Medical Marijuana For Students

Thanks to the recent enactment of New Jersey Assembly Bill 4587, an elementary school that caters to children with disabilities has become the first in the country to permit disabled students to legally consume medical marijuana to alleviate their symptoms.

Per New Jersey Assembly Bill 4587:

“1. (New section) a. A board of education or chief school administrator of a nonpublic school shall develop a policy authorizing parents, guardians, and primary caregivers to administer medical marijuana to a student while the student is on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event.

Larc School, which specializes in educating schoolchildren “suffering a wide range of disabilities,” agreed to new guidelines for its students to use medical marijuana on Wednesday night. This historic decision came only a few short days after New Jersey’s Gov. signed A4587. With Chris Christie signature at the bottom of A4587, private schools and their instructors in the Garden State are now protected from any legal ramifications should a sick or disabled student consume medical marijuana during school hours.


(Photo Courtesy of Larc School)

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Ringing in 2012


Everyone knows 2012 can represent intense as well as harmful frat boy like hanging out. It also signifies a new beginning and new hope. Usually at this time around of the year we at marijuana.internet are wishing individuals who require relief will find it which the legal landscape gets to be more friendly to patients. Patients continue to be battling, and there’s a lot of legal work left to become done, however, 2013 observed historic change.  Colorado and Washington organized their plans for leisure marijuana programs.  Other states (Illinois and Nh) passed laws and regulations enabling medicinal marijuana while Nj broadened it’s medicinal marijuana program.  The quantity of states which have passed medical cannabis laws and regulations can be twenty (+Washington D.C.). An area of interest this season was the look that Washington condition may abandon it’s medicinal marijuana program, potentially costing patients lots of money in taxes to gain access to relief.

We’re hopeful that 2014 is a landmark year for marijuana reform.  California, amongst others, could also join their email list of legal medical states in 2014 and also the Marijuana Policy Project is hopeful about their “28 by 2014” initiative. As this information is being written, farmers and shops are preparing for legal leisure marijuana sales that’ll be legal in only hrs once we welcome in 2012.   Voters both in Colorado and Washington legalized leisure marijuana in November of 2012 but establishing the regulating framework has taken considerable time, debate, and energy.

Colorado has emerged prepared to oversee legal non medicinal marijuana sales and can end up being the initial town on the planet to do this.  While Washington condition and Uruguay have legalized leisure cannabis as well, they’re much farther away from seeing shops open their doorways.  Amsterdam, while loving toward cannabis use, hasn’t really legalized it.  Ethan Nadelmann, from the Drug Policy Alliance was excited when it comes to Colorado blazing the legal trail.  “Colorado is basically the very first.  It is the very first by which this really is clearly legal where marijuana has been grown legally, offered wholesale legally, offered retail legally,” Nadelman stated lately.
This news is definitely an exciting method to introduce 2014.  We offer the individual protections of individuals who would like to enjoy marijuana recreationally, but we hope the requirements of patients isn’t lost within the excitement and also the drive to help make the industry lucrative and taxed.  We should also wish everybody a contented Year and hope you’ve got a wonderful 2014.

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Compassionate Christie No More?


The bumps in the road for New Jersey’s medical marijuana program have been well documented.  The program was initially approved by exiting Governor Corzine on his last day in office four years ago.  Current Governor Chris Christie was never a fan of medical marijuana and tried every strategy at his disposal to delay the start of the program.

In the last year however, it seemed Governor Christie was softening his stance and attempting to get himself in line with the views of the rest of the country.  He vowed to stay out of the way of the laws and  New Jersey finally had a dispensary open in Montclair about a year ago.  Although there are very strict parameters set to qualify for medical marijuana, the Garden State appeared to be on the right track.  Over the summer, New Jersey residents Meghan and Brian Wilson brought a new medical marijuana discussion to the state.  Their daughter suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a rare but extreme form of epilepsy.  As many parents are finding out across the country, marijuana is emerging as one of the most reliable treatments for the condition as traditional medications provide many side effects and do not eliminate the seizures effectively.

A few months back, Governor Christie approved some legislative changes to the medical marijuana program after a public confrontation in a diner where the Wilson’s begged the governor to help their daughter survive.  These changes now permit the Wilson’s daughter to receive treatment with cannabis.  Unfortunately the strains and necessary information the Wilson’s need are not currently available in New Jersey.  They are now pushing the New Jersey legislature to pass a new bill that would allow them to get the necessary medication they need out of state.  This has angered Christie, who has reverted back to his more rigid anti medical marijuana stance.  In regards to the new bill Governor Christie resorted to what sounded like bully tactics.  In what seems to be an oversimplification, the Governor said “See this is what happens. Every time you sign one expansion, then the advocates will come back and ask for another one.  Here’s what the advocates want, they want legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. It will not happen on my watch, ever. I am done expanding the medical marijuana program under any circumstances. So we’re done.”

The Wilson’s may see it a bit differently as their daughter’s quality of life is on the line.  They do not see themselves as an engine to push legalization.  Brian Wilson responded to Governor by saying  “There’s no outpouring of people signing up for this program’ because who wants to spend $200 on sign-up fees plus the countless doctors fees, not covered by insurance, to participate in a program that cannot serve the current client base?”  Medical marijuana may be a difficult political issue for the conservative Christie as he already has a problem with the Republican base for being too liberal.  Unfortunately, on his way to a White House bid the Governor may be alienating everyone as few people are against medical marijuana these days.

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