ersey Shore officials are again accusing Gov. Phil Murphy and lawmakers of preventing police from cracking down on underage drinking and cannabis use. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Rowdy teens at the Jersey Shore shine light on controversial aspect of N.J.’s marijuana law

BY: - June 5, 2023

''There has to be an honest assessment of whether there have been some unintended consequences from the laws,' an official said.

Hemp Social, which has several locations in Hudson County, sells CBD and delta-8 derived products. (Sophie Nieto-Muñoz | New Jersey Monitor)

In New Jersey, with cannabis stores slow to open, worries over delta-8 sales grow

BY: - April 24, 2023

Critics say illicit, inferior products threaten the legal recreational market.

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In New Jersey, bill would track deadly car crashes caused by cannabis impairment

BY: - April 3, 2023

Experts say exploring a link between marijuana use and car crashes may not be easy.


In the era of legal marijuana, the kids are alright | Opinion

BY: - March 20, 2023

The continued criminalization of cannabis only compounds the public safety risks posed to young people by the unregulated marketplace.


Is this the year that Pa. finally legalizes recreational marijuana? | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - February 19, 2023

After years of trying, the political clouds may be parting. But there are still obstacles.

Motley marijuana laws are driving consumers — and revenue — across state lines | Analysis

BY: - January 11, 2023

Efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in Pa. have failed to gain traction, even as other states have moved.

Attempt to help states ease banking for marijuana businesses stumbles in Congress

BY: - December 8, 2022

There are now few avenues to pass marijuana measures seen as boons to states where the drug is legal before year's end.

Recreational marijuana use will be legal in 21 states after ballot measures pass

BY: - November 10, 2022

Maryland and Missouri will bring the list of states where recreational marijuana use is legal to 21. Pennsylvania has not passed a bill.

More than 2,500 apply for pardon under Pa. marijuana pardon project

BY: - September 28, 2022

More than 2,500 Pennsylvanians with minor, nonviolent marijuana criminal convictions have applied for a pardon under a new program launched by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman this month.

Wolf admin announces pardon push for people with certain marijuana convictions

BY: - September 1, 2022

(*This story was updated at 12:08 p.m. on Thursday, 9/1/22 to include comment from House Republican spokesperson Jason Gottesman) With months left to go at the helm, the Wolf administration on Thursday announced it’s launching what it’s describing as a “one-time, large-scale pardoning project,” for people convicted of minor, non-violent marijuana offenses. Democratic Gov. Tom  […]

Federal attempts to legalize marijuana flail, even as public support grows | Analysis

BY: - April 25, 2022

A majority of voters in all 50 states support the idea, but the U.S. Senate doesn’t.


The choice to legalize recreational cannabis isn’t as easy as proponents say it is | Opinion

BY: - April 22, 2022

The expectation that adults would legally use marijuana, while children would not, is clearly misguided.