FROM NJ SPOTLIGHT 21 APRIL 2023
Today marks the one-year anniversary of legal sales of marijuana for recreational use in New Jersey.
- Some 25 dispensaries are now open to the public, double the initial number approved as of last April; all are major retailers who already held licenses to sell medical marijuana in the state.
- According to the latest figures from the N.J. Cannabis Regulatory Commission, recreational marijuana users have spent more than $325 million, yielding more than $20 million in tax revenue.
FROM NJ SPOTLIGHT 20 APRIL 2023
RUTGERS strike still threatens the health and well being of the University.
- Leaders of faculty unions at Rutgers University said today that their members could renew their historic strike in the absence of progress on remaining contract issues in negotiations with management.
- Members of the three unions representing some 9,000 faculty members picketed outside a meeting of the Rutgers Board of Governor’s today.
- Details remain unresolved for tentative agreements with two employee groups reached last weekend, after which union leaders suspended the five-day strike.
- But basic issues remain unresolved with the third, representing Rutgers’ Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty and researchers.
- The picketers today were joined by members of a fourth union, representing administrative staffers at Rutgers that’s in the process of authorizing a strike, its leaders said.