Rowan University and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development are collaborating on an apprentice program to help people learn the skills necessary for a career in the state’s marijuana industry.
Officials with both say this is a great way for people to get started on a new career.
A Morris County town has denied its first application for a medical marijuana dispensary after having approved medicinal sales earlier this year.
Madison's council voted just after midnight against the proposal from First Choice Health & Wellness to open a medical dispensary on Main Street.
Passionate residents on both sides of the argument made their voices heard on Monday night.
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.
New Jersey’s cannabis industry continues to take shape with several new developments. And the latest thing could be cannabis consumption lounges. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission approved proposed rules at its meeting last Friday that would allow any cannabis retailer to have indoor or outdoor enclosed consumption lounges. Under the rules, the lounges would be open to those 21 or older, and no alcohol or tobacco would be permitted. Just like the state’s breweries and wineries, no food would be sold on-site but customers could bring in food.
A plan to make cannabis dispensaries less regulated in one Monmouth County community may be creating a cannabis free-for-all that could last five years.
Cannabis farmers in New York waiting for the state to roll out licenses to sell weed have stocked up $750M of the drug and currently have nowhere to sell it, according to a new report.
According to a report in Bloomberg, growers have nearly 300,000 pounds of the drug waiting to be sold to customers statewide but are still waiting on the state's Office of Cannabis Management to approve retail dispensaries.
"The goal is to open dispensaries by the end of this year."
— Aaron Ghitelman, spokesperson for the New York Office of Cannabis Management
The Cannabis Regulatory Commission is hoping to achieve that by using the social equity excise fees the state puts on cannabis sold by the ounce, which up to now has been based on medical sales. Starting next year, the fees will be based on sales of recreational marijuana and will be about $1.52 per ounce.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked New York from issuing recreational marijuana dispensary licenses in Brooklyn and parts of upstate New York while a legal challenge to the state's selection process is being considered.
Hundreds of businesses in New Jersey are one step closer to fully operating in the cannabis industry. Last month, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission approved nearly 300 additional conditional licenses, bringing the total to date to about 800. The CRC also approved the first 18 annual licenses.
After the meeting, on Thursday, Nov. 3, the Hunterdon Review received a notification of intent for legal action by the NAR Group and requesting "automatic approval" of the application for a medical cannabis facility.