New Jersey Senate president Nick Scutari (D) and Sen. Brian Stack (D) held a public hearing on the implementation of the state’s adult-use market on Thursday. “This is an informational hearing on the implementation of the adult-use recreational cannabis market in New Jersey,” said Senator Scutari, who supports medical and recreational cannabis law
The hearing was organized by the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Stack. Scutari was the previous chairman of the committee that helped push for the legislation and he rejoined it during the event.
Jeff Brown, executive director of New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission talked for almost two hours before the committee, joined by other top members of his staff, though CRC commissioners were missing. The committee also took several hours of testimony from patient advocates, and marijuana operators such as Green Thumb Industries (OTCQX: GTBIF).
Here’s what was tackled at the hearing.
Workplace Impairment Recognition Expert
Both Democrat and Republican lawmakers pressed Brown about workplace impairment tests, pricing and more. They repeatedly inquired about regulations for setting up Workplace Impairment Recognition Experts, or WIREs, who are in charge of physically examining if an individual is high on marijuana, reported Politico.
Under the current cannabis law in The Garden State, employers are not allowed to take action against employees based exclusively on a positive …