A Synopsis of Significant Cannabis Bills for the current New Jersey Legislative Session

The first three bullet points pertain to recreational use. Please note this is not an exhaustive list.

  • S2703 – “New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act”; legalizes possession and personal use of marijuana for persons age 21 and over; creates Division of Marijuana Enforcement and licensing structure; introduced on June 7, 2018 by Senators Scutari and Sweeney and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S3000/2703_I1.PDF
  • S2702 – Legalizes possession and personal use of marijuana for persons age 21 and over; creates Division of Marijuana Enforcement and licensing structure; revises requirements for medical marijuana program; introduced on June 7, 2018 by Senators Scutari and Sweeney and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee  http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S3000/2702_I1.PDF
  • A3819 – Legalizes possession and personal use of small amounts of marijuana for persons age 21 and over; creates Division of Marijuana Enforcement and licensing structure; introduced on April 12,2018  by Assembly members Holley, McKnight, and Timberlake, and referred to Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A4000/3819_I1.PDF
  • S10 – Revises requirements to authorize and access medical marijuana; establishes requirements for institutional caregivers; revises permit requirements for alternative treatment centers; and establishes additional legal protections for patients and caregivers; introduced on May 12, 2018 by Senators Vitale, Scutari, and O’Scanlon, and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S0500/10_I1.PDF
  • S1847 – exempts from sales and use tax sales of medical marijuana; introduced by Senator Turner on February 15, 2018 and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee; on March 28, 2018 reviewed by the Sales Tax Review Commission recommended to enact; http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S2000/1847_I1.PDF
  • A4097 – Provides for workers’ compensation reimbursement for medical marijuana; introduced on June 4, 2018 by Assembly member Downey and referred to Assembly Labor Committee; http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A4500/4097_I1.PDF
  • A3828 – Revises and expands list of debilitating medical conditions for medical marijuana program to include new qualifying conditions and remove restrictions on certain current conditions; introduced on April 12, 2018 by Assembly members Jasey, McKeon, and Timberlake and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee; http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A4000/3828_I1.PDF
  • A4015 – Authorizes medical marijuana for treatment of substance use disorder, authorizes all patients to be dispensed medical marijuana in edible form; introduced on May 24, 2018 by Assembly member Rooney and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee; http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A4500/4015_I1.PDF
  • A3740/AA3437 introduced on March 22, 2018 by Assembly members Conaway, Gusciora, Eustace, and Murphy, and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee; on March 22, 2018 reported as an Assembly Committee Substitute and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee; AHE  Voting 3/22/2018  –  r/ACS  –  Yes {6}  No {2}  Not Voting {3}  Abstains {2} http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A4000/3740_I1.PDF
  • A4235 – Establishes requirements for home delivery of medical marijuana; introduced on June 25, 2018 by Assembly members Jainieri Huttle and Downey, and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee; http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A4500/4235_I1.PDF
  • A2454 – Requires registered qualifying patient’s authorized use of medical marijuana to be considered equivalent to use of any other prescribed medication; introduced on February 1, 2018 by Assembly member Quijano and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee;
    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A2500/2454_I1.PDF
  • A3621– provides gross income tax and corporation business tax credits for qualified business expenses incurred by business that cultivates marijuana located in UEZ; introduced on March 12, 2018 by Assembly members Quijano and Wimberly and referred to Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee; http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A4000/3621_I1.PDF
  • A1838 – Establishes protection from adverse employment action for authorized medical marijuana patients; introduced on January 9, 2018 by Assembly members Lampitt and Gusciora and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A2000/1838_I1.PDF
  • A3421 – “Jake Honig’s Law”; removes limits on amount of medical marijuana that may be dispensed at one time and expands access to edible forms, including oils; introduced on February 15, 2018 by Assembly members Conaway, Downey, Houghtaling, Gusciora, Eustace, Murphy, Holley, Vaninieri Huttle, Jasey, and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee; on April 5, 2018 trasnferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee and Reorted from Assembly Comm. As Substitute, 2nd Reading; Committee voting AAP  4/5/2018  –  r/ACS  –  Yes {11}  No {0}  Not Voting {0}  Abstains {0} http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A3500/3421_U1.PDF
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