New Jersey Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use

Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed legislation on Tuesday legalizing the recreational use and possession of marijuana for adults age 21 and older in New Jersey. In a statement, Murphy said, “Our current marijuana prohibition laws have failed every test of social justice, which is why for years I’ve strongly supported the legalization of adult-use cannabis.” New Jersey’s legislation also fully decriminalizes marijuana. “Maintaining a status quo that allows tens of thousands, disproportionately people of color, to be arrested in New Jersey each year for low-level drug offenses is unjust and indefensibl…

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