New Jersey Delays Vote on Cannabis Legalization

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The state of New Jersey has been very actively lately in working to refine and redefine its approach to cannabis regulations and legislation.

On March 21, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy held a special news conference to discuss the social just impact of adult-use in the state. The talk took place at a time when it looks like New Jersey is on course (one again, ahead of New York state) to consider legalizing cannabis for both therapeutic and also recreational uses. However, the vote (scheduled for March 25, 2019) was delayed due to a lack of support, according to Marijuana Moment  Passing the bill would have made New Jersey the 11th state in the United States to legalize recreational cannabis as well as introduce a number of measures to study and assess the impact of cannabis use in a variety of settings. This must be a temporary blow to Governor Murphy, who campaigned to legalize cannabis as part of his platform to make the state an additional $80 million in revenues for the state.  New Jersey had been set to vote on March 25, 2019 on whether to legalize cannabis.

.@GovMurphy holding a press conference right now on the social justice impact of adult-use marijuana legalization and expungement in Trenton.

— New Jersey (@NJGov) March 21, 2019

For further reading:

New Jersey Lawmakers Near Vote on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

NJ marijuana legalization: Legal weed vote scheduled for today … but will it pass? 

Marijuana Legalization Vote Cancelled Due To Lack of Support In New Jersey Senate



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