New Jersey Marijuana Legalization: Home Grow, 400 Legal Dispensaries OK in New Bill

A more comprehensive bill was introduced this week.


TRENTON - New Jersey could become home to hundreds of legal marijuana dispensaries, and users would be allowed to grow legal weed at home under new marijuana legalization legislation introduced Tuesday.

The bill, proposed by Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer, calls for a much more open market than first envisioned by proponents, with some 400 marijuana dispensaries and a lower tax rate on legal weed.

The Senate and Assembly are expected to try and find common ground between Gusciora's bill and the one proposed by Sen. Nick Scutari, D-Union, which took a more conservative approach to the state's nascent legalization movement.

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