When New Jersey voted to legalize cannabis, a lot of people thought they would be seeing dispensaries and consumption lounges and delivery services by summer. But the reality appears to be that cannabis demand will exceed legal cannabis supply for most of this year.
Cleanup bills to allow the industry to get going are in the works. The first deals with how police interact with parents when they find their kids smoking weed or drinking in public. The law, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, prohibits parental notification until there’s a second interaction. That had Republicans calling out Democrats for what they called legalized cannabis for kids.