New Jersey lawmakers unveil legislation proposing legalizing adult-use cannabis

New Jersey lawmakers released their latest proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

A joint Democrat-led Assembly and Senate committee is expected to discuss the package of measures on Nov. 26.

It’s the latest draft in a long-running effort to legalize recreational cannabis in New Jersey, where the effort has stalled, despite support from Democratic leaders such as Gov. Phil Murphy.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The proposal provides for legalizing an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older, setting up a five-person cannabis commission and taxing cannabis sales at 12%.
  • The draft also permits local governments to apply up to a 2% tax on cannabis.
  • Gov. Murphy’s office didn’t respond immediately to the new legislation.

– Associated Press

One comment on “New Jersey lawmakers unveil legislation proposing legalizing adult-use cannabis
  1. KenCalfee on

    Put this tax on clothing not pot which is too expensive already and needed for medical use by some,the same SIN tax mentality they put on alcohol and cigarettes and constantly keep rasing,is absolutely wrong and will end up being a disaster down the road.

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