On September 12, 2018, New Jersey’s Senate offered proposed amendments to S. 2701, inching the New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act toward enactment. Introduced in the Senate on June 7, 2018, the proposed amendments leave the bulk of the bill intact, namely:
The proposed amendments are largely technical and do not alter employers’ rights and obligations. Beyond changing the name of the Act to the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Act,” perhaps the most notable amendment allows licensed marijuana retailers to fulfill consumer orders by delivery. This addition seems intended to spur job creation by allowing delivery drivers and mail order to provide cannabis to adult consumers.