New York, New Jersey Governors Set 2019 Goals to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

By and | January 17, 2019

  • January 18, 2019 at 7:38 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    If the recre-pot proposals are approved in the NJ legislature, they should be aptly named after their governor.

  • January 18, 2019 at 7:42 am
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  • January 18, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    • January 18, 2019 at 8:23 am
      Andrew G. Simpson says:
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      We believe there is interest, presumably by underwriters, agents, workers’ comp professionals, policymakers and others, in the risks and opportunities of legalized marijuana.

      • January 18, 2019 at 8:36 am
        ??? says:
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        And you were correct.

      • January 18, 2019 at 1:38 pm
        Captain Planet says:
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        Andrew,
        You are spot on. It is literally a topic at every insurance seminar I attend and has been for a few years now. My ag clients ask about it all the time, too. Don’t worry, your articles are in tune with the industry. Don’t let those who aren’t tell you any different. Thank you for all your work!

      • January 18, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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        • January 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm
          Andrew G. Simpson says:
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          Craig

          Here are just some of the articles we have published in the past year or so that address risks associated with marijuana. There are many more deeper in our archives. I believe you commented on more than a few of these:

          Research Suggests Marijuana Users More Likely to Be Fired or Laid Off
          Michigan Recalls Some Medical Marijuana Products
          First States to Legalize Marijuana See Rise in Car Insurance Claims, Research Shows
          Covering Cannabis in California
          Mass. SJC Says Police Can Make Drugged Driving Arrest Based on Observations
          Oklahoma Ruling Could Set Precedent for Marijuana Use in Work Comp Cases
          Expert Sees a ‘Strong Need’ for Insurance for Cannabis Industry
          Mass. Pot Shops May Be Open, but Workers Can Still Be Fired Over Weed
          National Safety Board Calls for Standards for Drugged Driving Tests
          Prosecutor Says Colorado Marijuana Laws Too Loose, Jeopardize Safety
          Medical Marijuana Patients Admit Driving While Under Influence
          Agents Warned About E&O Risks in Claiming Cyber, Cannabis Expertise
          Rural Nevada Areas Not as High on Recreational Marijuana
          Cherokee Nation Official: Medical Marijuana Illegal on Tribe Property
          Marijuana Use Suspected in Fatal Colorado Crash
          Troubled Opioid Seller Insys Looks to Cannabis to Save Itself
          Only a Fraction of Patients Benefit from Medical Cannabis under Texas Law
          Numerous California Marijuana Products Failing Safety Tests
          Federal Prosecutor Threatens Law-Breaking Pot Businesses in Colorado
          Big Insurers Still Taking a Pass on Marijuana Profits
          Cannabis: Striking a Balance Between Federal and State Laws
          California Considers Rule Changes as Legal Pot Market Struggles
          Some Recreational Cannabis Products to Remain Banned Under New Canada Law
          With Pot Shops Opening Soon, Massachusetts Warns About Driving High
          Conservative States Like Oklahoma Balk at Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana
          Alaska Cannabis Festival Under Investigation for Allowing Pot Consumption
          Maine Employers Are Not Required to Reimburse Employees for Medical Marijuana Use
          Florida Court Puts Hold On Smokable Medical Marijuana
          Oregon Marijuana Growers Turning to Hemp as CBD Extract Explodes
          More Employers Adopting ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy for Marijuana Use
          Marijuana, Opioids Found in High Percentage of Drivers Killed in Car Crashes
          Medical Marijuana Users May be More at Risk for Non-Medical Drug Use: Study
          Data Show Rise in Fatal Car Crashes on 4/20 Marijuana ‘Holiday’
          Legalized Marijuana Looks Like Bad News for Highway Safety
          Internet Advertising by Unlicensed Marijuana Businesses Upset California Market
          Study Suggests Pedestrian Fatalities May be Linked to Smartphone, Marijuana Use
          Lawyers Handling Marijuana Business Operate in Hazy Legal Zone
          New Hampshire House Committee Rejects Marijuana Legalization Bill
          Maine Supreme Court Weighs Issue of Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Comp
          Defendants in Oregon Pot Processing Explosion Suit Try to Turn Tables on Worker
          California Pulls Stoned Driving Ad Critics Argued Promoted Pot Use

          • January 18, 2019 at 4:05 pm
            rob says:
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            NICE! THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!

          • January 18, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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          • January 18, 2019 at 6:27 pm
            Andrew G. Simpson says:
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            We are not a medical journal.

          • January 18, 2019 at 6:41 pm
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      • January 18, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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        OK, I agree with the premise you stated. But there is no discussion of the risks that would expose various covers (both property and liability policies, and perhaps health insurance policies due to the known cognitive impairments recently seen to be correlated to pot use). Are WE supposed to discuss the risks due to the law changes, or will your authors be advised to do so in future articles?

    • January 18, 2019 at 9:54 am
      rob says:
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      Yogi–can someone…anyone…explain why if you’re so opposed to the IJ posting marijuana articles, you post on nearly every one of them (3 comments on this one alone)??

      • January 18, 2019 at 1:25 pm
        Captain Planet says:
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        Yes, rob, I can. It’s called trolling.

        • January 18, 2019 at 2:38 pm
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          It’s only called ‘trolling’ by those who have tried to CENSOR the opposing viewpoints but failed, and have no other recourse but to try to DISCREDIT their opposition.

      • January 18, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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        • January 21, 2019 at 2:01 pm
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          You wrote, “I object to articles that do not include a reasonable mix of viewpoints per quotes from various people on opposite sides of an issue.”

          But yet, you watch Faux Newz, listen to Rush and Hannity, read Infowars, I mean you’re kidding us with a statement like that, right?

        • January 22, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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          Yes. Because stoners are IJ’s primary demo. I am sure stoners are just flooding the forums. I don’t know why anyone not directly involved in the industry would spend their time reading an insurance trade rag.



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