New Jersey Introduces Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Program, Legalize Adult-Use

New Jersey Introduces Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Program, Legalize Adult-Use

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari unveiled a combined bill that aims to address the two biggest marijuana-related issues in New Jersey.

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June 8, 2018

The state senator leading the charge on legal weed in New Jersey introduced a new bill Thursday that would bring recreational marijuana to the state while expanding the medical marijuana program.

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State Sen. Nicholas Scutari on Thursday unveiled a combined bill that aims to address the two biggest marijuana-related issues in New Jersey: an expansion of medical marijuana and full legalization of cannabis for adults. Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, is also a prime sponsor, Scutari said.

This is the first bill introduced that combines the two efforts. Scutari's bill calls for 218 total marijuana dispensaries, 120 of them recreational and 98 of them medical.

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