Legal weed could be just hours away after legislators on Monday passed a much-debated bill that virtually decriminalizes underage marijuana and alcohol use.
The state Senate on Monday morning approved a bill dictating the penalties for underage marijuana and alcohol use, a “clean-up” bill seen as the last step before Gov. Phil Murphy will sign into law a bill package legalizing weed.
The Senate passed the bill with a 22 to 12 vote. The Assembly is expected to pass the bill within the hour.
The package of “enabling legislation” is designed to put into effect the constitutional amendment approved by voters in November, when over two-thirds of them supported a ballot question to legalize marijuana.