New Jersey lawmakers unveil legislation proposing legalizing adult-use cannabis

New Jersey lawmakers unveil legislation proposing legalizing adult-use cannabis

New Jersey lawmakers introduced their latest proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

A joint Democrat-led Assembly and Senate committee is expected to discuss the package of measures on Nov. 26.

It’s the latest draft in a long-running effort to legalize recreational cannabis in New Jersey, where the campaign has stalled, despite support from Democratic leaders such as Gov. Phil Murphy.

Here’s everything you need to understand:

  • The proposal provides for legalizing an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older, setting up a five-person cannabis commission and taxing cannabis earnings at 12%.
  • The draft also permits local governments to employ up to a 2 percent tax on cannabis.
  • Gov. Murphy’s office didn’t react immediately to the new legislation.

– Associated Press

Released at Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:00:30 +0000

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