In 2010, New Jersey solidified its place as the 14th state to approve medical marijuana. On that day, Governor Jon Corzine signed into law the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA), granting safe access to medical cannabis for qualifying patients.
As of right now, only medical marijuana is legal in New Jersey. However, with the 2018 inauguration of Governor Phil Murphy, the state could soon be on its way to joining the ranks of legal marijuana states. Although Governor Murphy failed to keep up his promise of legalizing cannabis in his first 100 days of office, the chances of recreational cannabis being legal soon in the Garden State are still high. Be sure to check back frequently for updates in 2020!