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.
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