The marijuana legalization debate in New Jersey is about to get a jump start, with the inauguration of Gov. Phil Murphy next week. Murphy campaigned on legalizing cannabis and has said he'll sign a bill if one can make it through the state Legislature. A bill coming later this month could soon dominate the cannabis debate in New Jersey and it's not the same one that got attention last year.
Vermont is about to become the ninth state in the country to legalize cannabis, but the state still claims a first in the legalization movement. Vermont's Senate passed a legalization bill on Wednesday, sending it to Gov. Phil Scott, who has said he'll sign the bill. That signature will mark the first time a state has legalized weed through legislation. All other states that have legalized marijuana did so through a ballot initiative, meaning voters hit the polls and approved pot.
With the marijuana legalization debate set to heat up this year in New Jersey, leaders in two of the state's highest-profile towns say they have no problem with weed businesses in their cities. Should state lawmakers legalize pot, count Jersey City and Asbury Park among those likely to be a part of what could eventually be a billion-dollar industry.
@tomangell I guess what I mean to say is that he mentioned marijuana legalization as part of his social justice platform, but when he was listing the bills he wanted sent to him he left out cannabis. Just found it interesting. Some of my sources were expecting more of an endorsement.
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