Here we go guys, the revolution marches on! After California officially legalised cannabis at the beginning of the year, New Jersey looks set to potentially follow suit and render cannabis completely legal in the state. This may have come in direct response to Jeff Sessions announcing he plans to bring the full weight of federal law down on the cannabis industry earlier this week, and it remains to be seen how the two will impact one another.
New Jersey lawmakers kicked off the new session by again introducing legislation to legalize marijuana.
Democratic state Sen. Nicholas Scutari introduced the measure allowing the recreational use of marijuana on Tuesday, the same day the new session of the Democrat-led Legislature convened.
Incoming Democratic governor Phil Murphy campaigned on legalizing marijuana. GOP Gov. Chris Christie is a vocal opponent.
The legislation is identical to a measure introduced in the previous session that legalizes the recreational use of marijuana for those 21 and older.
The bill was introduced soon after the U.S. Justice Department last week overturned Obama administration guidelines that federal prosecutors shouldn’t interfere with states allowing people to use pot for medical and recreational uses.
Murphy takes office on Tuesday.
Original post from TheCannabist