Gopal is not sure why home grown was not part of the legalization but given the overwhelming support the question received he believes it needs to be included.
"Homegrown is true legalization. That's what the people of New Jersey voted on. To legalize this, to move on from this topic and we can focus our criminal justice tax dollars on violent criminals and not non-violent offenders," Gopal said. "It's obviously also important for medical patients who can't travel, giving residents of New Jersey that choice."
Just before his death in February, Republican state Sen. Gerald Cardinale proposed similar legislation, which Gopal said he was not aware of when he introduced his bill.
"I will ask the Senate leadership office and see if there's a way to incorporate him. We'll talk to his family and former Senate staff to see if it was something that was important to him that he wanted to be part of. We'll make sure his name is attached some way," Gopal said.
When asked about homegrown marijuana after signing the legalization, Murphy said "we're going to go with what we have got."