Although a majority of New Jerseyans support cannabis legalization, it’s not industry grown only cannabis we want. We are voting for personal choice and freedom and a few cannabis plants to love at home like they do in other legalized states.
Nine out of the 11 legalized states allow home grow of cannabis by adults and Montana, Arizona and South Dakota, all have it in their adult-use ballots this year. The Garden State should not be left out.
Now that New Jersey marijuana legalization is heading to the ballot, here's what you need to know before the 2020 legal weed vote.
According to a Rutgers Eagleton poll on marijuana in 2018, "Moreover, state residents believe individuals should be able to cultivate marijuana for their own use: far more (60%) are opposed to banning private residences from growing marijuana than favor such a ban (33%)."
Currently in New Jersey, people can be sentenced 5-20 years in prison for cultivating just a personal number of plants. Alternatively, they can be sentenced to years of probation monitored like a criminal or to years of substance abuse treatment in drug court like an addict.