New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Measures Signed Into Law
On Monday, New Jersey officially became the latest U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana. This took effect when Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills that together sanction and establish a market for adult-use cannabis in the state.
The signing comes more than three months after Election Day, when state voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure legalizing the sale and use of recreational weed.
As in other states, New Jersey officials are framing the legal change as criminal justice reform.