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N.J. Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Legalize Marijuana, Expand Medical « CBS New York
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Under new legislation unveiled Friday, recreational marijuana would be legalized in New Jersey and the state’s medical cannabis program would be expanded. The state is moving toward legalizing the drug under Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who while on the campaign trail promised to authorize recreational cannabis, but the Legislature has not moved on the issue beyond hearings and introducing legislation. Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney and state Sen. Nicholas Scutari announced the new bills just weeks ahead of a June 30 budget deadline that has upped the stakes since Murphy is banking on revenue from legalization to balance his fiscal 2019 spending pan.
Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana. His budget assumes $60 million in new revenues from the pending approval of recreational marijuana. Under the legislation, people 21 and over could possess, buy, use or transport an ounce or less of marijuana. The bill calls for establishing a graduated tax rate on marijuana sales over several years, and calls for tax rates from 10 percent to 25 percent over four years. A previous version of the bill called for escalating the tax rate from 7 percent to 25 percent over five years.
Another bill expands the state’s medical marijuana program and allows any health-care practitioner permitted to prescribe controlled substances to write prescriptions. President Donald Trump on Friday said he would likely support a federal bill to end the national ban on marijuana. The federal ban that puts marijuana on the same level as LSD and heroin has created a conflict with about 30 states that have legalized pot in some form, creating a two-tiered enforcement system at the state and federal levels. The legislation would ensure states have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders, but some U.S. restrictions would remain, including sales of non-medical pot to people under 21.
No lull in Fitchburg marijuana applications
Boston-based company, Native Sun Wellness, expects to come before the Planning Board on July 10 to propose a recreational marijuana cultivation facility on 140 Industrial Road. sentinel & enterprise photo/jeff porter. FITCHBURG – The marijuana industry’s investment in the city shows no sign of slowing down. Plans for a new facility to grow marijuana and the expansion of an existing one are expected to come before the Planning Board next month, according to city officials. These proposals are the latest in a steady stream of applications that have come before the city in the past two years.
Boston-based company, Native Sun Wellness, expects to come before the Planning Board on July 10 to propose a recreational marijuana cultivation facility on 140 Industrial Road, according to CEO and co-founder Mark Schuparra. He said the company is in the process of purchasing the former furniture manufacturing building, which the company plans to renovate starting Aug. 1 before beginning production in early 2019. After looking at hundreds of possible spaces around the state, Schuparra said they chose this location, because of the existing building and the city’s already sizable experience granting local permits for this relatively new industry. On June 6, the company held a community outreach meeting at the Fitchburg Fire Department Headquarters, but did not receive any feedback from residents, he said. Schuparra said the company is applying to open three retail stores, likely in Hudson and Boston.
Not including the application from Native Sun Wellness, at least six cultivation facilities and two dispensaries have either opened or received a special permit from the Planning Board. Earlier this year, the company received Planning Board approval to expand operations into the upper floors of its buildings, according to Tom Skwierawski, the city’s executive director of community development. On July 10, the company is expected to request permitting to further expand into an adjacent building, he said.
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Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show. From 1997 to 1998 his show, called The Trevor Moore Show, ran on public-access television in Charlottesville, Virginia. Later, Moore went on to work at the cable TV start up ImaginAsianTV as a producer and writer for Jimbo Matison’s Uncle Morty’s Dub Shack, a comedy show that involved comedians performing sketches, and re-voicing and parodying old Asian movies. In 2004, Moore’s comedy troupe, Whitest Kids U’ Know, started a regular engagement at the Lower East Side bar, Pianos. In 2008, Moore was a guest voice on an episode of the HBO show The Life and Times of Tim.
The WKUK success on the internet and live shows led to an invitation to the 2006 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Moore played Josh Armstrong on Fox’s comedy television series Breaking In. In recent years, Moore was periodically featured on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in recurring segments showcasing pre-taped man-on-the-street style comedy bits which feature pranks on and encounters with an unsuspecting public. Moore has also collaborated in various occasions with Funny or Die and The Comedy Central.
Since the foundation of the WKUK comedy troupe, Moore and the other members constantly participate in on stage presentations either individually or as a group in different projects. From time to time Moore performs in live shows called the Whatev’r Show along other comedians in NYC and Hollywood. On the first Tuesday of every month from November 6, 2012, when it opened with a special show on the night of the presidential election, through February 2013, Trevor Moore did a talk show and comedy show on stage with fellow comedian Josh Fadem in LA. The show was called The Show Where Trevor Moore Does a Talk Show Thing and Josh Fadem Does Some Other Stuff Too All In One… Plus More.
Moore released his debut album from Comedy Central on March 2013 called Drunk Texts to Myself.