STILL ILLEGAL: And you still can’t grow your own cannabis.
New Jersey is the only state that doesn’t even allow its medical marijuana patients to grow cannabis at home. And when it comes to recreational customers, we’re joined by Washington.
Growing even one marijuana plant is still a third-degree crime, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $25,000 fine. It’s just as illegal today as it was on Feb. 21, 2021, before weed was legalized in New Jersey.
Legislative leaders, especially Senate President Nick Scutari, D-Union, have refused to budge on cannabis “home grow,” citing conversations with law enforcement officials in Colorado who said the state’s lax laws on growing cannabis led to massive illegal grow houses.
But those laws changed years ago. Today, most states have a limit of six to 12 mature plants per person.