Democrat New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize pot, and loosen laws barring underage possession of cannabis and alcohol.
Murphy signed the legislation into law more than three months after voters approved a ballot question on legalizing the drug for adult use.
New Jersey’s broken & indefensible marijuana laws are no more.
Today, I signed historic legislation to:
✅Legalize adult-use cannabis
✅Decriminalize marijuana possession in small amounts
✅Limit the use of previous marijuana convictions
✅Create a regulated cannabis marketplace pic.twitter.com/Y2pCKSgcn5
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) February 22, 2021
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Murphy also tweeted that those arrested for “petty marijuana possession will be able to get relief and move forward.”
As our new cannabis marketplace begins to take shape, businesses will be formed, and jobs will be created.
Starting immediately, those who had been subject to an arrest for petty marijuana possession will be able