Senate President Stephen Sweeney announced that the legislature is no longer pursuing cannabis legalization through the traditional legislative process. Instead, the issue of cannabis legalization will be put to a ballot measure in the 2020 election (which coincides with the next presidential election where voter turnout is supposed to be the highest).
Polling data still indicates that a majority of New Jerseyans support legalizing recreational cannabis. If that is borne out in the 2020 ballot measure, legal cannabis will be a reality in New Jersey – it may simply take more time than originally anticipated.
This blog will continue to track the developments of cannabis law in New Jersey.
Alex concentrates his practice on business litigation and counseling. Alex is the author of the New Jersey Cannabis Counsel blog where he tracks and analyzes developments in New Jersey’s efforts to legalize recreational cannabis and the potential impact on cannabis businesses in New Jersey. Alex is also a member of the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association.