New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission, along with several community partners, gathered in Trenton Wednesday to kick off the state’s first campaign promoting safe, legal weed use.
The campaign’s primary goal is to equip the public with information and resources to make informed choices about cannabis consumption, according to the CRC.
These messages will be shared through over 100 digital billboards placed across the state’s highways, as well as in bilingual ads posted in local community hubs and on social media platforms.
New York's Office of Cannabis Management has issued temporary guidelines for recreational marijuana delivery in order to speed up the process.
Under the rules, businesses with marijuana licenses will be able to deliver products before their dispensary is built. Orders will only be taken online or over the phone.
Ami Kachalia, a campaign strategist with the ACLU of New Jersey, suggested the commission establish a social equity applicant license status. That would prioritize people who have lived in cities and towns most hurt by marijuana prohibition, have been arrested themselves for marijuana or are in the immediate family of someone who was to become owners in the cannabis industry.
She also said the commission should set aside grants for those people as well as minorities.