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New Jersey Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis

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<![CDATA[Editor’s note: Election results reported are projected, and subject to change. CBT/CD will update its election coverage as necessary to accommodate changing election results.New Jerseyans have voted to approve Public Question No. 1, which amends the state constitution to legalize cannabis for adults aged 21 and over, as well as the cultivation, processing and sale of recreational cannabis products, by a 67-33 margin, according to unofficial election results reported by the New York Times at 9:48 p.m. ET. The ballot initiative does not spell out a regulatory framework of any kind. The Public Question No. 1 referendum comes after years of failed attempts to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state legislature. This year’s referendum effort raised more than $2 million in campaign contributions, most of which were given to cannabis-legalization campaign NJ CAN 20 and political advocacy group Building Stronger Communities Action Fund. NJ CAN 2020’s coalition included the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Jersey, Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM), the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Progressive Democrats of New Jersey, and other industry members and stakeholders. The initiative received a full-throated endorsement by…

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