The momentum to legalize recreational cannabis in New Jersey continues to grow.
Cammarano founded the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association – which campaigns for adult-use legalization in the Garden State – earlier this year.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Murphy pledged while running for office that he would legalize rec cannabis, possibly within his first 100 days in office.
- If New Jersey legalizes adult use through legislation, it would be the first state to do so, although Vermont also is in the running to do so.
- State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, the main proponent of a marijuana legalization bill for New Jersey, expects to see movement on his bill early in Murphy’s first term. Murphy takes office in January.
- Cammarano’s MJ trade group was joined in the cannabis push this month by the New Jersey Marijuana Retailers Association.