Gov. Phil Murphy has signaled he would be open to letting New Jersey residents allowed to grow their own marijuana.
The remarks came in an answer to a caller on the monthly “Ask Governor Murphy” call-in show on Monday. Some New Jersey residents have been frustrated by the new state law that allows the sale and use of recreational marijuana, but does not allow any amount to be legally grown at home.
“I'm of the opinion that we should revisit that question at some point, and I'm not sure when the right time is to revisit it,” Murphy responded. “I think we need to get the industry probably either more on its feet or completely on its feet.”
New Jersey is issuing permits and stores are slowly beginning to open around the state, with 19 recreational use stores now open, according to state data.
As of June, the state had issued conditional licenses to 92 cultivators, 45 manufacturers, and 11 retailers. The state is issuing conditional licenses to women, minorities, veterans, and people who were charged with marijuana offenses in the past.