420 with CNW — NJ Cannabis Legalization Still in Legal Limbo After New Year Begins

January 12, 2021 04:25:45

On November 3 last year, voters in New Jersey overwhelmingly approved a ballot question asking whether the state should allow adults aged 21 and over to sell, possess and use cannabis. The Legislature and Cannabis Regulatory Commission was tasked with creating a regulatory framework for recreational cannabis, with a constitutional amendment that would officially legalize cannabis kicking in on Jan. 1, 2021. However, with lawmakers still negotiating key sections of the legislation, the state still hasn’t passed legislation that would launch the recreational market.

Robert Williams, a retired constitutional law professor at Rutgers Law School, says that nearly two months after voters approved cannabis legalization, the commission hasn’t created any regulations or implemented any laws, a situation he calls “odd.” Although state lawmakers have already…


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