Marijuana Legalization Passes Vote in New Jersey

New Jersey becomes the latest state to legalize marijuana after voters overwhelmingly passed the measure 67% to 33%.

With 1.6 million New Jersey voters saying yes to legal pot and 60% of districts reporting, the measure has effectively passed the vote. Legalized marijuana was one of Governor Phil Murphy’s campaign promises in 2017, but he was unable to get the measure passed through the New Jersey legislature.  This year, with a ballot referendum on the matter, the decision was in the hands of voters.

The veterans’ property tax ballot also passed 76-23%.  The state’s redistricting referendum question passed 59% to 40%.