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New Jersey State Health Commissioner Urges Doctors to Embrace Cannabis

By | May 30th, 2018|New Jersey, News|

A couple months after New Jersey expanded its medical marijuana program, State Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal is encouraging doctors to recommend it to their patients. At an event at the Rutgers University Medical School, Dr. Elnahal lauded the benefits of medical marijuana in front of an audience of medical practitioners and students. Though New Jersey’s [...]

New Jersey Faces Medical Marijuana Shortages as Program Expands

By | May 23rd, 2018|New Jersey, News, supply and demand|

New Jersey’s medical marijuana program is blowing up. On the heels of some significant changes to the state’s laws earlier this year, there’s been an explosion of new patients joining the program. Now, shops are struggling to keep up with demand. As New Jersey faces medical marijuana shortages as the program expands, patients are finding [...]

Governor Phil Murphy Opens Up About Smoking Weed

By | May 4th, 2018|featured, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy|

You don’t have to like smoking weed to advocate for its legalization, a point the governor of New Jersey made in more or less certain terms when a reporter popped the question after a bill-signing ceremony Wednesday. But in a tweet sent Thursday, Governor Phil Murphy opens up about smoking weed in a way he [...]

Police Officer Caught Selling Drugs To Undercover Federal Informant

By | April 24th, 2018|Busted, featured, New Jersey, News, Police|

It wasn’t a happy 420 for a police officer caught selling drugs to an undercover federal informant in New Jersey last week. FBI agents arrested Ruben McAusland, 26, on Friday, April 20 for selling drugs including cannabis, crack, heroin, and powder cocaine. McAusland is a patrol officer with the Paterson Police Department. US Attorney Craig [...]

The Effort to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey Has Officially Begun

By | March 6th, 2018|New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy|

On Monday, the New Jersey legislature held its first hearing on cannabis since Governor Phil Murphy, who supports legalization, replaced the stridently anti-cannabis Chris Christie. It’s not that lawmakers aren’t working on bills to legalize marijuana in New Jersey. They are. But they have, so far, failed to bring any proposals to a vote. A [...]

These New Jersey Towns Are Preemptively Banning Cannabis Businesses

By | March 1st, 2018|featured, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy, prohibition|

The post These New Jersey Towns Are Preemptively Banning Cannabis Businesses appeared first on High Times. Recreational cannabis isn’t even legal in New Jersey. Yet while lawmakers debate what, if any, marijuana legislation they want to introduce, some municipalities are already deciding for them. Over the past few months, a groundswell of anti-cannabis advocacy has [...]

These 12 States Could Pass Marijuana Laws This Year

By | February 23rd, 2018|connecticut, Delaware, featured, Illinois, Kentucky, legalization, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah|

The post These 12 States Could Pass Marijuana Laws This Year appeared first on High Times. Quite a few states could pass marijuana laws this year. Legalization has been a slow but steady process in recent years. In particular, 2016 was a big year for the movement. During elections that year, nine states voted on [...]

Is New Jersey Favoring Decriminalizing Marijuana Over Legalization?

By | February 16th, 2018|decriminalization, featured, legalization, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy|

The post Is New Jersey Favoring Decriminalizing Marijuana Over Legalization? appeared first on High Times. As New Jersey continues to push for the legal cannabis, detractors of the plant continue to look for ways to stop the state from achieving its goal. While this will be somewhat of a tall task for anti-cannabis foes, a [...]

Will New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Include Home Grow?

By | February 4th, 2018|featured, home grow, legalization, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy|

The post Will New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Include Home Grow? appeared first on High Times. Will New Jersey marijuana legalization include home grow? As of now, the new governor of the state seems to only be insistent that adults be able to consume cannabis—not grow it. “Marijuana legalization” doesn’t guarantee fully legal marijuana. Other states [...]

Are Cannabis Products Covered By Health Insurance?

By | January 25th, 2018|health, health insurance, Maine, Medical Marijuana, New Jersey, New Mexico, new york|

The post Are Cannabis Products Covered By Health Insurance? appeared first on High Times. Good news! Today, over half of the US— that’s 29 US states and 3 territories— have legalized medical cannabis for their residents. The bad news? Medical marijuana patients must still cough up the cash to cover their own medication. That’s right. [...]