New Jersey Voters Will Decide On Marijuana Legalization Next Year, Senate Leaders Say
New Jersey lawmakers are giving up on plans to enact marijuana legalization through the legislature and are now seeking to put the question before voters on the 2020 ballot. Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas Scutari (D) announced on Monday that while they had “made further attempts to generate additional support in the Senate to get this done legislatively,” the “votes just aren’t there.” As a result, they filed a proposal that would allow residents to vote on legalization as a constitutional amendment. “We are moving forward with a plan to seek voter approval to legalize adult use marijuana in New Jersey,” the leaders said in a press release. “We introduced legislation today to authorize a public referendum for a proposal that will lead to the creation of a system that allows adults to purchase and use marijuana for recreational purposes in a responsible way.” Here it is, no recreational marijuana vote in NJ Legislature. Going to the voters a year from now @NBCNewYork @MarijuanaPolicy @_NJCIA @NCIAorg @CannabisWire pic.twitter.com/iWnhSRIDy2 — Brian Thompson (@brian4NY) November 18, 2019 “This initiative will bring cannabis out of the underground so that it can be controlled to ensure a safe…
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