Vote for Legal Recreational Marijuana in N.J. Could Happen This Month

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NEW JERSEY -

A vote to legalize recreational marijuana could be coming sooner than you think.

Lawmakers say a vote to legalize recreational use of the drug in the state is expected in committee later this month.

It's the latest time line on an issue that moved to the forefront when Governor Phil Murphy took office in January.

Murphy campaigned on a promise to legalize recreational marijuana for adults, but the legislation has been stalled in the Democrat-led Legislature.

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Murphy, and State Senate President Steve Sweeney support the effort, but details such as tax rates are still being worked out.

So far polls indicate that New Jersey residents largely support recreational legalization.

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