- New Jersey has voted to legalize marijuana use for adults over 21 years old, per Decision Desk HQ.
- Public Question 1 in New Jersey asked voters whether they supported amending the state constitution to legalize marijuana possession and consumption for any person in the state above the age of 21.
- The amendment is set to take effect January 1.
- The question was placed onto the ballot in December by the New Jersey State Legislature.
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New Jersey residents voted in favor of legalizing marijuana for those over the age of 21, per Decision Desk HQ.
Public Question 1 in New Jersey sought to amend the New Jersey constitution to legalize the consumption and possession of marijuana to any adult over the age of 21. The question was placed onto the ballot by the New Jersey State Legislature in December 2019.
The constitutional amendment is now set to take effect January 1.
Public Question 1 on the ballot read as follows:
“Do you approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called ‘cannabis’?
“Only adults at least 21 years of age could use cannabis. The State commission created to oversee the State’s medical cannabis program would also oversee the new, personal use cannabis market.
“Cannabis products would be subject to the State sales tax. If authorized by the Legislature, a municipality may pass a local ordinance to charge a local tax on cannabis products.”
The interpretive statement on the ballot was as follows:
“This amendment would legalize a controlled form of marijuana called ‘cannabis.’ Only persons at least 21 years of age could use cannabis products legally.
“The Cannabis Regulatory Commission would oversee the new adult cannabis market. This commission was created in 2019 to oversee the State’s medical cannabis program. The scope of the commission’s new authority would be detailed in laws enacted by the Legislature.
“All retail sales of cannabis products in the new adult cannabis market would be subject to the State’s sales tax. If authorized by the Legislature, a municipality may pass a local ordinance to charge a local tax on cannabis products.”