Posts from November 2020.

On November 3, 2020, voters in New Jersey passed a constitutional amendment legalizing the possession and use of marijuana by individuals over the age of 21. The New Jersey Legislature is now attempting to pass legislation to make that amendment a reality. If passed, the new law will essentially create a new protected category under New Jersey employment discrimination law.

The proposed bill contains two important provisions for New Jersey employers.

1) The bill would make it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual because that person uses cannabis unless the ...

From: Cannabis Business Executive, click here to view the full article.

Within six days after voters approved the referendum to legalize cannabis in New Jersey, companion legislation was introduced and then passed through the initial committees in both the General Assembly and the Senate to formalize the legalization of adult use cannabis. Senators Scutari introduced Senate bill S-21 “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act” and Representatives Quijano, Holley, Timberlake, McKnight, Danielsen introduced ...

From: Cannabis Business Executive, click here to view the full article.

Three days after New Jersey voters approved a referendum to legalize adult use marijuana, New Jersey’s Governor announced the appointment of the leaders of the newly forming Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC). The creation of the CRC was called for under New Jersey’s amended medical cannabis act adopted in 2019 but had not yet been established. The CRC will regulate all aspects of medical cannabis in New Jersey and is expected to take on regulation of adult use cannabis once legislation is passed.

Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Due to the public health emergency, the State House Annex remains closed to visitors.

The public may not attend the Committee meeting in person but may view and participate in the meeting via the New Jersey Legislature home page at

The Committee will take oral testimony on bills, by telephone and video.

If you are interested in registering your position with the Committee, please fill out the Registration Form located on the New Jersey Legislature Home Page under the ...

On November 3, 2020, New Jersey voters passed a constitutional referendum to legalize adult use marijuana under state law (it remains illegal under federal law).  But that does not mean that marijuana will suddenly be available in retail stores across the state; that people can now walk down main street smoking pot; or that you can grow your own marijuana.  A lot of work needs to be accomplished before the first sales of state-legal adult use marijuana begin in New Jersey.  This is the first of a series of posts about the impact of the legalization referendum on the Garden State and what to ...

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