NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission Approves Permanent, Expanded Rules
Rules include details for Wholesalers, Distributors, and Delivery Services; expand flexibility for microbusinesses; and codify penalties for unsafe, dishonest business practices.
A Stronger Cannabinoid Than THC: Meet THC-O
A new wave of weed.(anankkml/iStock) As if the realm of psychedelics wasn't trippy enough, a new method of achieving insanity is peeking through the portal: meet THC-O. “THC-O is artificially synthesized from the precursor to traditional THC, called tetrahydrocannabinol acid, or THCA. The process used to create THC-O preserves the basic structure of the THCA but adds an acetate group.
New Jersey Invites Six New Weed Stores
Recreational Marijuana users in New Jersey will be able to make their purchases at six new establishments across the state in the coming weeks. The initial stores that opened in the state last month are owned by seven different medical dispensaries. These facilities are labeled alternative treatment centers and include Verano (which uses the Zen Leaf banner), Curaleaf, GTI (which uses the RISE banner), Ascend, Columbia Care, TerrAscend, and Acreage. The initial dozen stores now in operation can be found in Bellmawr, Bloomfield, Paterson, Phillipsburg, Maplewood, Rochelle Park, Elizabeth, Lawrence, Williamstown, Egg Harbor, Vineland, and Deptford. Within these 12 stores, there have been over 212,000 transactions. These establishments have generated over 24 million in sales that have been reported within this short period of time.
Colorado residents urged to find alternative transportation to celebrate 4/20
Marijuana and associated paraphernalia.Marty O'Neill / Unsplash. (Denver, Colo.) Tens of thousands of marijuana enthusiasts will descend this Wednesday on Denver’s Civic Center Park for the return of the largest free 420 event in the world: the annual Mile High 420 Festival, which was suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bud Bus, Free Weed in Morristown?
On 4/2/2022, The Bud Bus was parked in front of Tiff’s Grill and Ale House in Morris Plains, NJ giving away “free weed” with purchases of “other” items. Recreational cannabis has yet to find its legal way to New Jerseyans, but a popup, food truck-like service is skirting around the law to provide recreational weed to customers.
Colorado bike lube maker adds weed to products
(Courtesy of mountainFLOW) (Bonedale, Colo.) A Colorado bike lube manufacturer has launched a line of bike wash and degreaser that contains marijuana. MountainFLOW, which specializes in plant-based bike lubes and washes, partnered with Colorado Springs bike shop and CBD purveyor Twisted Spoke to develop the product.
Morristown Accepting Cannabis Business Applications Until April 13
Town officials will award two licenses for cannabis businesses in the downtown Morristown area. Applications will be open until April 13, 2022. Cannabis entrepreneurs can now apply for a retail or medical cannabis license in Morristown, NJ.
Bumps In The Road For Legal Weed In New Jersey
New cannabis legislation addresses previous zoning concerns.(Joseph Thomas Photography/iStock) In the election of 2020, New Jersey voted in favor of officially changing the state Constitution to legalize recreational marijuana. Question 1 on the ballot allowed New Jersey’s decision-makers to vote for or against the cultivation, processing, usage, retail, and possession of cannabis for persons 21 years of age and older. The referendum took effect on the 1st of January 2021 and ever since, New Jersey’s lawmakers have been hard at work to solidify the plant’s legal status.
New Jersey Starts Selling Legal Weed: What to Know & When to Sample
New Jersey gets ready for a hazy summer.(Zummolo/iStock) The Cannabis Regulatory Commission “was first established to oversee the state's medical-marijuana program,” explains TaxAdmin.org. They “would be responsible for regulating the cultivation, processing, and sale of recreational marijuana.” On the Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s (CRC) website, it still reads, “Regulated recreational cannabis is currently not available. After licenses are awarded by the NJCRC and cannabis businesses are operating, adult consumers 21 years of age or older will be able to purchase recreational cannabis items from licensed recreational cannabis businesses.”
Federal Government: Weighing Pros & Cons of Marijuana Legalisation Based on Research
Find out how the United States decides whether or not to legalise marijuana.(24K-Production/iStock) Marijuana is a plant that has slipped in and out of the pharmaceutical world and the underground drug world. It was once “widely used throughout many ancient cultures for its potent therapeutic powers.” Only over the last nearly sixty years have scientists been able to rediscover the medicinal potential of the Cannabis plant. Studies have shown indisputable signs of Marijuana being able to “entirely alleviate,” and in some cases “accelerate the healing process” of very complex, beleaguering diseases.
Colorado minority cannabis ownership improves but lags proportional representation
Woman smokes marijuana from a disposable cartridge.Clear Cannabis/Unsplash. (Across Colorado) Colorado has surpassed a goal for ownership diversity in the legal cannabis sector, but minorities still lag well behind proportional representation, data from the Colorado Department of Revenue show.