By a wide margin, New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.

New Jersey’s legalization of marijuana is now putting pressure on neighboring states like New York and Pennsylvania to push for legalization as well.

This new amendment is expected to generate $126 million a year for New Jersey, a much needed revenue after the pandemic has impacted the state’s financial status.

Despite the revenue being a motivator to move quickly in New Jersey, the process of establishing regulations around testing marijuana, issuing licenses, and determining the number of permits to grant is expected to be lengthy for New Jersey officials and lawmakers.

Along with Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota, New Jersey has now legalized recreational Marijuana, eight years after Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize the drug. 

The state of Florida legalized medical marijuana on June 16, 2014, becoming the 22nd state to legalize access to medical marijuana. If you have a medical condition that medical cannabis can help with, click the link below to see if you qualify for a Florida medical marijuana card.