New Jerey Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use.
New Jersey is the latest to move forward with legalizing the substance, after years of failed legislative attempts. Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills legalizing up to six ounces of recreational weed for adults.
“As of this moment, New Jersey’s broken and indefensible marijuana laws, which permanently stained the records of many residents and short-circuited their futures, and which disproportionately hurt communities of color and failed the meaning of justice at every level, social or otherwise — are no more,” said Gov. Murphy.
Murphy promised to legalize weed in his first 100 days as governor and was able to see through on his promise when residents voted to amend the state constitution and legalize recreational pot.
“This process may have had its fits and starts, but it is ending in the right place. And, I firmly believe, this process has ended in laws that will serve as a national model,” the gov said. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission has six months to create rules and regulations before it can start accepting new licenses for recreational businesses.
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