Bill Introduced in N.J. State Senate to Legalize Marijuana

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TRENTON, N.J. -

Some New Jersey State lawmakers are starting the push for fully legalizing marijuana in the Garden State.

Under new legislation introduced Monday, May 15th, in the State Senate, marijuana could be grown, sold, and used in the state. Democratic State Senator Nicholas Scutari unveiled the proposal at a statehouse news conference.

The bill has little chance of being enacted under Republican Governor Chris Christie, who opposes marijuana legalization efforts. According to Scutari, he introduced the measure now as a way to lay the groundwork for it to be enacted by the next governor.

The legislation would permit possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, but would prohibit home cultivation.

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