Traditional drug dealers are still formidable competitors in U.S. states where cannabis is legal. Governments planning for huge tax windfalls and investors expecting rapid market-share gains have to adjust to a slower burn.
Every plant here has an RFID tag. And this is logged seed to sale.
Chris Woods is President Of Terrapin Station, a company that cultivates and dispenses marijuana and THC products for both medical and recreational use. And this is what a legal pot business looks like, complete with special grow lighting.
There is a perpetual cultivation cycle that is happening throughout this facility.
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.
NO HOME GROW!
There remains very little appetite among lawmakers and regulators for patients to grow their own cannabis in New Jersey. Even though doing so would mostly fix what ails NJ’s program. This leaves NJ at odds with other medical cannabis state where patients have the liberty to grow their own.
Today’s still a huge, positive step.
Tomorrow we’ll promptly resume agitating to improve NJ’s remorseless cannabis laws vowed Aubrey Navarro-Conway, a patient advocate from Sayreville.
Illinois is about to make history as the first state to legalize recreational cannabis and allow commercial sales through the state legislature instead of via a voter initiative, pending the governor’s signature. But this historic piece of legislation almost died along the way over the increasingly contentious issue of homegrow.
As I’ve often said, there are several central things that legalization must include if it is to live up to the name. One of the main components legalization must come with is allowance for home growing.
As lawmakers in New York continue to battle over adult-use legalization as time runs out, one of the new bills put forward would include home growing of up to six plants by those 21 years of age and older – something not included in Governor Cuomo’s legalization plan.
WHO: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
WHAT: Lobby Day and Rally for Legalization Press Conference
WHERE: NJ State House Annex (at the outdoor fountain)
WHEN: Monday, June 10, 2019, 11:00 am
WHY: Marijuana legalization in 2019, home cultivation, expungement and diversity
DOVER — Puff, puff… pass?
Legislation introduced Thursday would make Delaware the 11th state with recreational marijuana, enabling individuals 21 and older to legally get high.
Lawmakers unsuccessfully attempted to legalize pot last General Assembly, but the bill failed in the House in June. This measure shares the same number as the previous proposal — House Bill 110 — but contains plenty of differences.
The 11th state to legalize recreational weed will be...
So, which state looks to have an inside track on becoming the 11th to legalize adult-use marijuana? Had you asked a few months ago, it looked to be a neck-and-neck battle between New Jersey and New York. Unfortunately, efforts to legalize marijuana in both states fell apart, and neither looks to be in a position to pass legislation anytime soon. Instead, the Land of Lincoln appears to be in the pole position to become the 11th recreationally legalized state.
One of the more significant aspects of the bill were its proposals for expedited expungement and reinvestment in communities with disproportionate cannabis arrests rates. Can you further explain how those would work?