New Jersey Marijuana Sales Could Start Just Weeks After Election Day Under Key Senator’s Plan

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If New Jersey voters approve a marijuana legalization referendum on their ballots next week, sales in the Garden State could get rolling at record speed. A plan by one top lawmaker would allow the state’s existing medical marijuana dispensaries to begin selling to adults over 21 within a month of the election. “I think one of the most important things is to allow people to buy legal cannabis immediately,” state Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nick Scutari (D-Union) said in an interview with NJ.com on Tuesday. Those preferring to grow their cannabis at home, however, would be out of luck: “People will not be permitted to get marijuana from illegalized sources or homegrown or anything like that at this point,” Scutari said, adding that the issue “can probably be addressed in the future.” Scutari was discussing what to expect if New Jersey voters approve Public Question 1, which would legalize the cultivation, processing and sale of retail marijuana in the state. The legalization measure itself is a brief five sentences, leaving most details up to regulators and lawmakers. The first step, Scutari said, would be for lawmakers to pass so-called enabling legislation, which would begin to set the rules for the…

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