Is all marijuana use now legal in NJ?
Not all use. Medical marijuana use by patients enrolled in the state’s system has been legal since 2010.
Voters in November cleared the way for recreational marijuana sales, which need to be supported by law. Legislation sent to Gov. Murphy on Dec. 17, calls for “regulated” cannabis to be permitted, as bought from a dispensary or registered seller. By Jan. 4, it still had not been signed into law.
What is the holdup to legal weed?
When asked about hesitation in signing the legislation for recreational marijuana, Gov. Phil Murphy said Dec. 30 that the delay was in short order to "protect kids. We've all been all in for adult, that means 21 and up, but we're also all in for decriminalizing this offense.”
Will the new legislation allow people to legally grow their own marijuana?
No, none of the existing or proposed legislation would permit legal home growing of marijuana by private citizens for any reason. There is separate legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot.