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The Effort to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey Has Officially Begun

The Effort To Legalize Marijuana In New Jersey Has Officially Begun

On Monday, the New Jersey legislature held its first hearing on cannabis since Governor Phil Murphy, who supports legalization, replaced the stridently anti-cannabis Chris Christie. It’s not that lawmakers aren’t working on bills to legalize marijuana in New Jersey. They are. But they have, so far, failed to bring any proposals to a vote. A bi-partisan consensus, it seems, has been hard to come by. And progress has stalled in large part thanks to civil society groups who’ve become increasingly vocal in their opposition to legalization. Nevertheless, Monday’s hearing represents an official start to the effort to legalize marijuana in New Jersey. The Effort To Legalize Marijuana In New Jersey Has Officially Begun New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (Dem.) won the governorship on a platform that centered progressive cannabis law reform. So when he assumed office on January 16, many believed legal unconditional cannabis use in New Jersey was a sure thing. In his first week in office,...



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