After a three-year legislative battle, Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) signed three bills that legalize up to six ounces of cannabis in New Jersey last week.
“In addition to the estimated $126 million in annual tax revenue by the NJ State Legislature, the adult-use market will now open-up a lot of new economic opportunities across the state,” Patrik Jonsson, Curaleaf Regional President, Northeast, explained to us via email.
Although medical marijuana was initially legalized in the Garden State in 2010, Jonsson noted that this shift to the adult-use market will open these opportunities in a way that supports communities that have been negatively impacted by the War on Drugs.
“This legislation will establish an industry that brings equity and economic opportunity to our communities while establishing minimum standards for safe products and allowing law enforcement to focus their resources on real public safety matters,” Gov. Murphy said last week. “We’re taking a monumental step forward to reduce racial disparities in our criminal justice system, while building a promising new industry and standing on the right side of history.”
We can’t believe we’re just five installments away from the 100th release in our Tune-In Tuesdays series.
As you can imagine, we’ve got some big plans in mind for Tune-In Tuesdays #100. If you’re a musician (or if you represent a musician) who has previously been featured by The Burgundy Zine, be on the lookout for an email with more information in the next few days. 😉
“Hey, what’s with all of these places in our recommended restaurants,” said my partner Xavier, as he scrolled through a list of nearby establishments on DoorDash. “Why do they all just specialize in one food, why do they all have the same looking photos, and what’s with their quirky names?”
“I’m not sure,” I shrugged. “One thing is for sure though — some local photographer is making a killing doing photos for all these new pop-ups… Hey, maybe I should get back into freelance photography.”
But something else was off about these new places emerging out of thin air, all boasting the same Gen Z-targeted marketing. When we searched for these restaurants online to see where they are, they didn’t exist.
We’re welcoming in the new week with two simple but sweet updates for you, bug buddies.
First and foremost, we’re elated to introduce our “Research Roundup,” a new section in our weekly newsletter that highlights thought-provoking, peer-reviewed research articles editor burgundy bug has hand-selected to share with you.
Second, bug just released six new stickers as part of her “Mystical Magical Merch Store Update,” which you can enjoy a 10 percent discount on using the promo code “BDZN10.”
Be sure to stick around ’till the end of this week’s newsletter to catch a glimpse of bug’s current major graphic design project, as well.
Sweet as a peach, warm as a summer’s day, and just as refreshing as a tall glass of lemonade, Tel Aviv-based indie-pop band Borito’s debut album is out now — and it’s among one of the brightest, most uplifting releases we’ve heard to date.