NJ Gov. Phil Murphy signs bills to legalize adult-use cannabis in the Garden State

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he had signed three bills that will legalize adult-use cannabis in the state of New Jersey. The new laws do three things. The first creates a “carefully regulated” cannabis industry in the Garden State. The second decriminalizes the possession of up to 6 ounces of marijuana. The third will remove low-level marijuana arrests from the records of up to a quarter million people. New Jersey voters approved a measure in November that created a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. Murphy had balked at signing the bills because …

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