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Nearly $2 million worth of recreational pot sold on the first day
Regulators say they're prepared to take enforcement action against any dispensary that can't meet medical needs.
Montclair State, other colleges plead for more NJ funding
The governor’s budget proposal leaves colleges’ operating funds with $42.2 million less than last year’s budget. University presidents are warning of tuition hikes.
So far, New Jersey’s not worried about medical marijuana supply
The launch of recreational marijuana sales went relatively pain-free.
Attorney general reminds police departments: Cops can smoke pot off-duty
IT's not a change in policy or law, but a guidance informing authorities of provisions in the legislation that enabled the launch of the state’s legal market in the first place.
Medical marijuana patients worry NJ dispensaries won’t have enough supply
It's still unclear, though, when sales will start in Montclair
NJ launches new financial wellness site
Users of the new platform can access financial education courses on budgeting, banking, mortgages, credit, college savings, and more.
GOP candidates for House lining up (5 want to challenge Sherrill)
A recent redistricting process put more of Montclair into the 11th District, which in combination with other changes to the district borders helped strengthen Sherrill's standing against Republican challengers
Bill would start NJ high school classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
Montclair High School begins its day at 8 a.m.
Commission punts on start date for recreational marijuana sales in NJ
The commission also halted a move to allow the existing eight medical marijuana dispensaries to start selling recreational weed next month.
Bill would let NJ parents use public assistance to buy diapers
Babies need up to 12 diapers a day, and one in three families struggle with diaper need, according to the National Diaper Bank Network.