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Phil Murphy is Making Marijuana a Top Priority for New Jersey

Phil Murphy will be sworn in as New Jersey’s governor on January 16th, and on the 23rd he will be having his first official meeting about legalizing marijuana for his state. He has selected Pete Cammarano as his chief of staff who previously served as the head of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association.

Phil Murphy seems like he is very serious about legalizing marijuana and it looks like he will follow through on his campaign promises. Some people are anticipating complete recreational marijuana legalization in New Jersey by the end of 2018.

“We want to get this ball rolling. This is a 2018 priority,” Murphy said in a recent television interview about marijuana legalization.

One week after Murphy takes the oath of office, The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce will start assisting businesses looking to capitalize with a breakfast forum called, “The Business Of: Cannabis.”

The chamber said its acting to help businesses get into the industry because of Murphy’s election, his “full steam ahead” pledge to legalize marijuana and all the expected benefits, including hundreds of millions in sales and tax revenues.

The chamber no speakers or presenters, yet, but the forum is set at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe on Jan. 23, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The chamber said its acting to help businesses get into the industry because of Murphy’s election, his “full steam ahead” pledge to legalize marijuana and all the expected benefits, including hundreds of millions in sales and tax revenues.

The chamber plans to present talks on the following topic: setting up your business, financial and legal requirements, securing cannabis cultivation and dispensary licenses, employment law issues, liability and risk issues and working with state and local officials to secure locations.

Relative to his predecessor, Chris Christie, Murphy’s stance on marijuana is a big shift in thinking about cannabis for the residents of New Jersey. Do you think the people of New Jersey are ready to be the center of recreational marijuana for the east coast?

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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