Last week NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill that would quantifiably improve NJ’s ghastly, costly medical cannabis program. This legislation does some good things.
But here’s the real tea: 1) none of those positive changes are in effect yet 2) there are still only 6 dispensaries in NJ and 3) medical cannabis is still upwards of $500/oz in New Jersey, a price point that’s wildly out-of-line with most other states.
Murphy and the gang.
In his remarks before signing the bill, Murphy failed to acknowledge anybody who was doing this work before he arrived on the scene less than two years ago.
It was disappointing listening to the governor praise this new legislation completely ignoring the fact that cannabis is still cost prohibitive for so many. It just felt really detached.
Murphy’s staff of Very Young Climbers failed to even invite the state’s most venerable cannabis advocates, many of whom found themselves morning of scrambling to sort out where/when the Governor planned to sign the bill.
It’s almost like the Governor and his team didn’t want the heaviest lifters at the party.