New Jersey could be days away from legalizing weed

March 18, 2019 - 1:19 pm

TRENTON (1010 WINS) – New Jersey lawmakers planned committee hearings Monday on a measure legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in the state.

Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders announced an agreement on the measure last week.

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If the two committees clear the bill Monday, a vote to legalize the adult use of marijuana could come as soon as March 25.

Under the agreement, cannabis would be taxed at $42 an ounce.

There would also be a five-person regulatory commission under the deal and the convictions of those arrested for low-level marijuana offenses would be erased.

If the bill becomes law, New Jersey would join 10 states and D.C. in legalizing the drug.

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