US: New Jersey votes to legalize recreational marijuana

The state of New Jersey could be just weeks away from legalizing recreational marijuana.

On Monday, lawmakers voted to advance a bill that would legalize the possession of one ounce by adults over 21, CBS2’s Meg Baker reported.

The bill has a long way to go through the Senate and Assembly before arriving at Gov. Phil Murphy‘s desk. If Murphy signs it, the creator of the bill said recreational pot could be available to consumers by January.

“We already have licensed facilities selling medical marijuana and part of the bill is to allow them to sell legal marijuana to all those over 21 years of age, immediately upon signature. If they can certify that they have enough product to do it,” Sen. Nicholas Scutari said.

Read more at CBS New York


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