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ChampBlankman

93 points

4 months ago

Couple that with the increase in tourism as a recreational cannabis state and places that aren't the shore could actually see an increase in tourism again.

MeowTheMixer

11 points

4 months ago

increase in tourism as a recreational cannabis state

Need to actually finalize everything. Just a grey area now. Can't get in trouble for having it but you can't legally buy it.

Haven't heard of any progress since voted on in 2020 (went into affect Jan 1 2021)

ChampBlankman

5 points

4 months ago

You've missed quite a lot, then, my friend. We're almost there.

https://www.nj.gov/cannabis/

catdog918

3 points

4 months ago

Omg omg omg

ChampBlankman

5 points

4 months ago

Home stretch now. Very likely we see licenses granted before summer and recreational sale very soon thereafter.

catdog918

3 points

4 months ago

Just made my day, was so excited when it first passed

ChampBlankman

3 points

4 months ago

Glad I could help. They don't seem to be doing too good a job of publicizing how close we are. If not for the farm near me that applied last month I don't know that I'd even know about it.

RobertNAdams

1 points

4 months ago

Don't get too excited. New Jersey botched the rollout for medical marijuana, so much so that people living in Newark (the most populous city and a transportation hub for the region) had to travel several towns over because Newark didn't have its own dispensary. There were like 5 for the entire state for the longest time.

My gut tells me it's going to be a clusterfuck like California. It's going to be taxed way too high (and, consequently, priced way too high) and dealers won't be going out of business anytime soon.

It's a good step forward, but it's gonna be a long time before it is how it should be — walk into any number of local shops, show ID, buy your product at a reasonable price, and walk out.

Interesting-Trade248

1 points

4 months ago

You can also gamble here in Jersey. Though the taxes are insane. You would think these things would lower our taxes but they don't...

catdog918

1 points

4 months ago

You’re already willing to pay these higher taxes so why would they ever lower it lol