Can You Smoke Weed In New Jersey Now?

This article by Louis O'Neill was originally published on The Green Fund, and appears here with permission.

New Jersey made history when legalizing cannabis in November last year, so does that mean NJ citizens can spark up?

On November 3rd, the U.S. Election Day, over 60% of NJ voters approved a constitutional amendment that legalized cannabis for adults 21 and over in the state.

The pro-pot move for New Jersey represented a legislative leap forward when one considers the punitive impacts of cannabis criminalization, with Erik Altieri from NORML stating that "law enforcement in New Jersey arrests more citizens each year for minor marijuana violations than almost any other state in the nation."

The constitutional amendment was set to kick in on January 1st, however, legislators have reached a stalemate when it …

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