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Earlier this year, Governor Murphy promised patients that if the legislature did not act, he would act to expand NJ’s medical marijuana program.  On June 3, 2019, Governor Murphy’s administration did just that by issuing a request for applications for up to 108 new licenses.  The licenses will be distributed across the state, and unlike prior applications, there will be up to 24 cultivation licenses, up to 30 manufacturing licenses and up to 54 dispensary licenses available.  In the prior two RFAs, applicants were required to be vertically integrated, but not this time.

Permit ...

NJ.Com is
reporting that it has received confirmation that the next round of requests for
applications for medical marijuana licenses will be released by the Department
of Health on June 3.  Stay tuned for details…

The last time
the state issued an RFA, applicants were afforded only one month from the date
of the RFA to submit their applications.  Anyone interested in this round
should already be working on their applications.

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is carefully monitoring developments in New Jersey and federally with respect to marijuana legislation and will be available to ...

Lost amidst the
cannabis news last week indicating that adult use marijuana may be heading to a
voter referendum in 2020 while medical marijuana likely will expand this year,
the Senate introduced legislation to establish NJ’s hemp program.

Under the 2018
Farm Act, the Federal Government de-scheduled hemp from the Controlled
Substances Act and authorized states to develop their own proposed rules for
establishing a hemp industry in each state.

On May 13,
2019, Senate Bill No. 3686 was introduced by Senator Sweeney and 3 other
co-sponsors.    The Bill would repeal the law passed last ...

Within the last 24 hours, hopes for the passage of legislation to legalize adult use cannabis have soared in New Jersey and soured in New York.

Governor Murphy and state legislative leaders agreed late Monday night on the remaining terms to for wide ranging cannabis legislation in New Jersey.  No draft bill is currently available because the details and precise language still needs to be crafted, but the bill will provide for expedited expungement of criminal records for minor cannabis offenses, a flat $42 per ounce tax, and allow
municipalities to add up to 3% tax on retail sales.  ...

After months of delays, three bills are finally scheduled for hearings before the Senate and the Assembly Budget and Appropriations Committee.

On November 26, 2018, the Senate and Assembly committees will consider the bill introduced by Senators Scutari and Sweeney, S2703, to legalize adult use marijuana; and bills to revise medical marijuana laws introduced by Senators Vitale, Scutari and O’Scanlan, S10 and S2426. Identical companion bills have been introduced in the assembly as well.

Rumors about these hearings have circulated for months but were delayed as legislators ...

On October 25, the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court at Rutgers Law School starts the new semester with a presentation on New Jersey cannabis law. Sean Mack, co-chair of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden’s Litigation Group and Leader of the Firm’s Cannabis Law Group will provide an overview of the status of medical cannabis in New Jersey. Sean will be speaking on the proposed or enacted legislation to expand medical cannabis and adult use cannabis.

The program will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Rutgers Law School, Center for Law and Justice, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

To register ...

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