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Congressman, leaders in the legal marijuana space to talk about reform, business at this special live event

6/27/20--Advance 360 in collaboration with NJ Cannabis Insider will host a national webinar “Cannabis Reform 2020: America’s Growing Pains & Possibilities” on July 13, featuring heavyweights in the cannabis space to discuss national and regional cannabis policy. Read

Congressman seeking coronavirus relief for cannabis industry to speak at our webinar

5/1/20--ON May 13, NJ Cannabis Insider and Advance 360 will be hosting a webinar “Cannabis and COVID-19: Where Does America Go From Here? featuring heavies in the cannabis space to discuss national and regional cannabis policy. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who recently introduced legislation that would make cannabis businesses eligible for Small Business Administration COVID-19 relief programs, will be the keynote speaker. Read

Cardinale: Recent pro-marijuana editorials are rife with inaccuracies

3/20/19--Senator Gerald Cardinale, (R-39) the ranking Republican on the State Senate Judiciary Committee, issued a response to two pro-marijuana editorials he claims spouted misinformation, and going out of their way to hide data that illustrates the grave consequences of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Cardinale believes marijuana legalization will not ‘cure all the ills facing New Jersey.’ He urges every Senator and Assembly representative to vote no on legalizing marijuana. Read

A vote for legal weed in N.J. coming on this day, top lawmaker says

9/27/18--New Jersey's Senate President Stephen Sweeney has set a new date for at least one house of the state Legislature to vote legalizing recreational marijuana in the Garden State: Oct. 29. Sweeney said Thursday that lawmakers and Gov. Phil Murphy's administration have only "two issues" left to work out related to the bill that would make marijuana legal. Read

A new legal weed plan allows for hundreds of dispensaries across N.J.

3/13/18--Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer, has unveiled a plan to legalize marijuana that would permit hundreds of dispensaries across New Jersey and would allow people to grow a small number of plants at home. The bill would legalize the possession and personal use of small amounts of marijuana, while creating both a commercial industry and a government body to regulate that industry. It would also allow New Jerseyans convicted of marijuana possession to apply to have their records expunged. Read

Not so fast on legalizing pot, says N.J. senate leader of black caucus

11/20/17--Sen. Ronald Rice, one of New Jersey's longest-serving state Senators, said he plans to hold public hearings to question the next governor's push to legalize marijuana next year. Rice stated that he would use his authority as chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus to call public hearings to explore the negative consequences felt in the eight states in which marijuana possession and sales are legal. Read

These 3 things will change no matter who succeeds Christie (yes, marijuana’s on the list)

9/18/17--Come January, things will change in the state of New Jersey no matter who the state taps to succeed Gov. Chris Christie, including more marijuana, taxes, and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to fight global warming. As far as the issue of marijuana is concerned, the major party candidates, Phil Murphy (Democrat) promises to join states like Colorado that have legalized recreational use of pot, while Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (Republican) opposes legalizing pot for recreational use, but supports expanding New Jersey's medicinal marijuana use and decriminalization. Read

The reaction to Booker’s marijuana bill that he doesn’t want to see

8/21/17--Two very different groups have launched efforts against U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's efforts to remove the federal ban on marijuana. While Booker said he was moved to act because law enforcement unfairly targeted members of minority communities for using the drug, the organizations said that legalization in the states that so far have voted for it has not made any difference. Read

N.J. lawmakers will vote on legalizing marijuana

2/10/17--Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) said he's putting the finishing touches on a bill he will introduce that would make the sale and possession of marijuana legal for recreational use in New Jersey. Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions' appointment as the highest law enforcement officer in the nation doesn't change his plans. Read

Now available in N.J.: Cherry or grape cannabis lozenges

10/13/16--The first cannabis-infused lozenges approved for sale in New Jersey were offered to registered medical marijuana patients Tuesday at a dispensary in Camden County, one year after it opened. The Compassionate Sciences Alternative Treatment Center in Bellmawr announced it would sell a bottle of 30 grape- or cherry-flavored lozenges for $75 or $60 if patients qualify for financial assistance. Read