New Jersey’s recreational marijuana market advances towards its opening
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 10 April, 2021
The recreational marijuana market in the state of New Jersey continues to take firm steps towards its opening as this coming Monday, April 12; the Cannabis Regulatory Commission will hold its first public meeting, as announced by Governor Phil Murphy.
This commission is to establish regulations for the new recreational marijuana market in the state. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. virtually. In addition, the public will be able to view the meeting on the commission’s website; however, it is unclear if they will have the ability to comment.
The Democratic governor said in February that he believes the recreational marijuana market could open for business in about 6 months.
New Jersey is part of the list of other states in the US country that approve the recreational use of cannabis. In November of last year, the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment that authorizes the use of this plant for recreational purposes.
In addition, in February, Governor Murphy signed several bills related to the use and commercialization of the plant. According to the new legislation, users over 21 years of age are allowed to possess up to 6 ounces (170 grams) of marijuana.