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NJ Governor Expected to Sign Medical Marijuana Expansion into Law July 2

June 28, 2019


On June 28, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stated that he will sign the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act (A20) into law on July 2.   If signed, this law would expand the State of New Jersey’s medical marijuana program.  A20 would create a new five-member Cannabis Regulatory Committee to oversee the state’s medical marijuana program.  A20 also allows for additional alternative treatment centers, which may provide cultivation, manufacturing or dispensing, rather than all three, which was previously required.  A20 also phases out the state sales tax on medical marijuana cutting it from 6.625 percent to 4 percent on July 1, 2020, then to 2 percent on July 1, 2021.