NJ Gov. Phil Murphy just signed a historic bill into law which legalizes and regulates cannabis use for adults.
“New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act” decriminalizes marijuana and hashish possession.
Warning: There are cannabis use and possession penalties for those under 21 years of age.
Legalization of adult-use cannabis in New Jersey.
Too many in jail for selling weed. Hurts their chance to get a job when they get out.
Low-level drug offenses are unjust and indefensible says Murphy. The NJ Gov says the law allows police to focus on ‘real’ public safety issues.
NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney said. “We can now move forward to correct social injustices at the same time that marijuana is made legal for adults.”
Will the new cannabis industry create real jobs and generate economic activity?
The decriminalization law is the most sweeping measure of its kind in the country. Legalizing adult-use marijuana in New Jersey opens a ‘new era of social justice.’
“Too many people have been arrested, incarcerated and left with criminal records that disrupt and even destroy their lives.
Bring marijuana out of the underground market. Controlled, regulated and taxed, just like alcohol.
New Jersey will help the communities hurt the most by the War on Drugs.
Economic benefits of the adult-use cannabis market. The State says they will reinvest cannabis revenues into designated “impact zones” and will promote diversity and inclusion.
Business owners may have issues with employees who engage in lawful marijuana behavior.
Are the pot penalties too soft for those under 21 years old? ‘Probably’ says those within the public safety community.
Will legal weed financially help Atlantic City? We shall see. Did online gaming and sports betting help AC ? That answer, so far, is NO.
TRENTON – More than three months after New Jerseyans voted to legalize weed in the Garden State, it’s finally the law.
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Here’s what you need to know, now that marijuana is finally legal in New Jersey.
Can I smoke weed now?
Under bill A1987, the use or possession of up to 6 ounces of marijuana is decriminalized and comes without any penalties. There are also restrictions on how police officers can stop and search anyone who may be using or consuming marijuana.
You still can’t legally purchase marijuana in New Jersey without a medical marijuana card. Will take months before any recreational marijuana sales begin.