At the RISE Medical & Recreational Marijuana Dispensary in Bloomfield, customers were happy about the opportunity to finally legally purchase weed.
“I’m just happy to be here,” Newark resident Manny said. “Marijuana has done wonders for me in my life. Helped me with a lot of things and struggles and depression and kept me off, you know, prescription medication.”
He also touted the tax revenue that could be brought in through marijuana sales to help fix roads and pay for schools.
Jay from Kearny was glad that New Jersey residents will have a choice to smoke marijuana legally.
“To each his own,” he said. “Everyone should have the right to make their own decisions.”
Bienvenido of Bloomfield said he has been smoking weed for 60 years and said positive things about the new law.
“That’s good for the country,” he said.