New Jersey: Lawmakers Approve Measure to Place Marijuana Legalization Question on the 2020 Ballot

New Jersey: Lawmakers Approve Measure to Place Marijuana Legalization Question on the 2020 Ballot

Super-majorities of the New Jersey Assembly and Senate decided today to place a marijuana legalization ballot question before voters in 2020. Commenting on today’s legislative action, Garden State NORML Executive Director Charlana McKeithen said: “We support any move beyond prohibition. Now marijuana consumers and anyone who supports reform can cast a vote for freedom.” The question will appear as a constitutional amendment on the November election ballot. Senators voted 24 to 16 in favor of the effort, while members of the Assembly voted 49 to 24. State law requires that three-fifths of lawmakers in both chambers approve a resolution to place an amendment on the ballot. The ballot question will read: “Do you approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called ‘cannabis’? Only adults at least 21 years of age could use cannabis. The State commission created to oversee the State’s medical cannabis program would also oversee the new, personal use cannabis market. Cannabis products would be subject to the State sales tax. If authorized by the Legislature, a municipality may pass a local ordinance to charge a local tax on cannabis products.” Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had previously backed a legislative effort to regulate the…

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