Gov. Phil Murphy recently reached an agreement with legislative leaders to legalize recreational marijuana use in New Jersey.
He talked about the reasons he’s been pushing for the measure.
“Legalizing adult-use marijuana is a monumental step to reducing disparities in our criminal justice system. After months of hard work and thoughtful negotiations, I’m thrilled to announce an agreement with my partners in the Legislature on the broad outlines of adult-use marijuana legislation. I believe that this legislation will establish an industry that brings fairness and economic opportunity to all of our communities, while promoting public safety by ensuring a safe product and allowing law enforcement to focus their resources on serious crimes.”