Colorado shows why legalizing marijuana is bad policy

Jeff Hunt is the vice president of public policy at Colorado Christian University.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in an effort to legalize marijuana across the nation. This is the furthest-reaching legalization effort to date and marks another sad moment in our nation’s embrace of a drug that will have generational […]

By |August 13th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

New Jersey on fast-track to legalizing recreational pot in 2018

Gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno each favor changing states marijuana laws

POT POLITICS NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR ELECTION
BY KEVIN C. SHELLY
PhillyVoice Staff

Don’t spark up yet, New Jersey. But maybe next year.

The state’s marijuana law appears destined to change in 2018 after Gov. Chris Christie leaves office on Jan. 16.

The Republican nominee for governor, current Lt. […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

N.J.’s move to legalize marijuana has begun. Here’s all you need to know about it

Updated June 19, 2017
Posted June 19, 2017

By Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Although a topic in Trenton for three years, the campaign to legalize marijuana in New Jersey officially begins Monday when a Senate committee will discuss how the potentially billion-dollar  industry should be regulated.

So what will it take for you to […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Cannabis Industry Legitimized Through Digital Currency

June 19,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, There is an old saying that “cash is king.” But when it comes to forming a legitimate business or industry in the United States, digital currency has dethroned cash.

Those in the cannabis industry, which operates mainly in cash, know this all too well, as their industry is […]

By |June 19th, 2017|business and finance|0 Comments

New Jersey’s Recreational Marijuana Bill Is Unique

Much better than nothing.

By: Mike Adams

May 30, 2017

It is highly likely that a number of states will attempt to jump on the bandwagon over the next couple of years and legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. New Jersey, which is currently governed by anti-drug warrior Chris Christie, is undoubtedly expected to be the main focal point […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Epic Pot Farm Found in New Jersey Couple’s Garage, Officials Say

In total, officials estimated the street value of the operation to be worth about $3 million

Authorities recovered nearly 1,500 budding marijuana plants from a New Jersey home in what they’re calling one of the biggest pot seizures in Essex County history.

Sherline Dare, 37, and her husband, 41-year-old Densley Lawrence, allegedly ran the pot growing operation, […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|North Jersey|3 Comments

Bill to legalize recreational marijuana in N.J. set to be unveiled

By Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on May 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM, updated May 14, 2017 at 2:10 PM

TRENTON — A state lawmaker on Monday is scheduled to unveil legislation that would legalize, regulate, and tax recreational marijuana in New Jersey.

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) will formally announce the Democratic-sponsored measure at […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Scutari to Unveil NJ Marijuana Legislation

By JT Aregood • 05/12/17 4:36pm

State Sen. Nick Scutari. JT Aregood for Observer

State Sen. Nick Scutari (D-Union) will be unveiling long-awaited legislation to regulate and tax marijuana in New Jersey on Monday, he announced today.

The proposal has no chance while Gov. Chris Christie remains in office. But with the Republican’s term ending in January, and […]

By |May 13th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

Forget decriminalization. Time to legalize weed | Editorial

Updated on April 30, 2017 at 3:46 PMPosted on April 30, 2017 at 3:45 PM

BY STAR-LEDGER EDITORIAL BOARD

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New Jersey is clearly moving to join the many states that have legalized recreational marijuana – eight in just the last five years.

We could do this in two ways: either by making pot a legal substance and taxing […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Bergen County|14 Comments

April 20, or 4/20, is known by many as “Weed Day”

April 20,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, April 20, or 4/20, is known by many as “Weed Day” in some circles because the date corresponds with a numerical code for marijuana. There are many legends and rumors as to where the name came from .

However one thing is true for Garden Stater’s it was […]

By |April 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|2 Comments