New Jersey Cannabis Policy Update

By Michael Chazukow, Outreach Director NJ NORML

NEW JERSEY: Cannabis activists are getting many exciting gifts this December.  Uruguay became the first nation ever to legalize the production and sale of marijuana. We are celebrating the one year anniversary of the votes that legalized recreational MJ in Washington and Colorado.  New York representatives announced the introduction of a tax and regulate bill.

Here in New Jersey, the state legislature had 2 related votes this week. The New Jersey industrial hemp bill is progressing virtually unopposed through the state legislature.  But another bill amending NJ’s medical marijuana law is getting opposition from the governor.  This means 2 & 1/2 year old Vivian Wilson is going to have a difficult holiday because Governor Christie is trying to deny her access to her seizure medicine.  [Read more…]