t's been a year-and-a-half since New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to legalize adult-use cannabis in the Garden State.
Yet, New Jerseyans of legal age still cannot legally buy cannabis products like alcohol or tobacco. On the latest Sonstein Sessions, Q104.3 listeners asked Governor Phil Murphy to explain the hold-up, and more importantly, when it will end.
"I know folks are frustrated; we want to see this happen sooner than later," Murphy said. "I will say this. Not just in words but in action, we are deeply committed to equity. We are committed to the small-scale operator."
Pressed for a timeline for legalization, Gov. Murphy estimated that medical dispensaries could be allowed to sell retail in "a matter of weeks." Standalone retail operations may have to wait "a couple of months."
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