N.J. should cut down on marijuana arrests by decriminalizing drug until people can vote on it [nj.com]

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is pushing for cannabis decriminalization in the state “as soon as possible” as lawmakers move toward putting the legalization question to voters in the 2020 General Election.

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Medical cannabis: A new horizon for small Jamaican cultivators [High Green News]

Conscious Jamaican cultivators are fully aware that only one publicised unsafe product will derail fortunes and destroy our fledgling medical cannabis industry. We need to avoid impending calamity, shift our horizon towards a science-led vision for the Jamaican cannabis industry. We know that “puss and dawg nuh have the same luck”.

Can Hong Kong become Asia’s hub for medical cannabis and hemp? [Harbour Times]

This three-part series by the Cannabis Fund explores the opportunity Hong Kong has to become a main-players in the medical cannabis and hemp industry in Asia. Part I looks at why Asia is a prime spot for the distribution of these products, and how best to begin such initiatives.