From New Jersey News Network: N.J. Lawmakers Pass Legal Marijuana Bill; Make Growing At Home A Felony
TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey legislators have approved three bills that reshaped how the Garden State handles drug use involving marijuana.
The state’s Senate and Assembly voted first to create a new and legal marijuana industry from scratch and called for new regulations to be written within six months.
Additionally, both houses approved a bill that decriminalizes possession of up to six ounces of cannabis. That second bill is designed to stop arrests and expunge criminal records of low-level marijuana offenses.
Now, the Garden State is set to become the only state in the U.S. where adults can legally use, possess, and purchase cannabis while still risking prison for growing marijuana at home—under any circumstances.