On the general election ballot in November, voters will be asked if they want to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey. A Monmouth University poll from April shows 61% of residents are in favor, but advocates on both sides say it’s not a done deal.
“It’s really promising, but there’s a lot of work to do. Educating people that there is a ballot question is important,” said Bill Caruso with NJ United for Marijuana Reform.
“If I and others thought it was a lost cause, we wouldn’t have formed the organization to fight the question on the ballot,” Gregg Edwards from Don’t Let New Jersey Go to Pot said.
Supporters say legalization is an opportunity for the state to generate new revenue, especially at a time when the state is cash-strapped due to the pandemic.