“This legislation will create an industry that will bring equity and economic opportunity to our communities, while setting minimum standards for safe products and allowing law enforcement to focus their resources on genuine public safety issues.” Murphy, a Democrat, said in a press release. thank the legislative and community partners for their work on this issue. “Today, we are taking a monumental step forward in reducing racial disparities in our criminal justice system, while building a promising new industry and staying on the right side of history.
Like New Jersey, Arizona also voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and Montana voted to both establish 21 as the legal age to buy, possess, and consume cannabis by constitutional amendment and to legalize cannabis. marijuana for recreational purposes. South Dakota approved legalization for both recreational and medical use – the first state to approve medical and recreational marijuana measures at the same time – and Mississippi voted to legalize medical marijuana, becoming one of the first southern states to do so.