On Nov 3, 2020, New Jersey voters approved Public Question 1, authorizing SCR183, an amendment to the state constitution that would legalize recreational marijuana. The measure will take effect on January 1, 2021. Possession limits, home-grow rules, and retail regulations are yet to be set in the state. It should be noted, that the law only legalizes “regulated cannabis,” meaning that only cannabis obtained from a dispensary is currently legal. The timeline of dispensary openings is currently unknown.
New Jersey solidified its place as the 14th state to approve medical marijuana in 2010. Governor Jon Corzine signed into law the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA), granting safe access to medical cannabis for qualifying patients. Medical dispensaries in the state are open and operating.