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N.J. legal marijuana legislation stalls, and lawmakers punt it to the summer

State legislators and industry insiders say it’s going to be kicked down the road until after the state gets a budget.

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Union, who proposed his recreational/medicinal marijuana mashup just three weeks ago, told NJ Advance Media there’ll be no push to get legislation done this week but he believes it could be hashed out over the next month.

Scutari also announced this and other points about legalization and expansion plans to industry operators, lobbyists and social justice advocates at a meeting on Friday at Galloping Hills Country Club, according to a half-dozen people who attended the meeting.

Scutari said he wants both the medical and recreational legislation to move together, even though they’re separate bills, because they’re “the same product.”

Industry experts, however, say that while expansion of the medical program has a large base of support, recreational — or adult-use — marijuana is far more controversial and could hold back medical expansion efforts. [Read More @ NJ.com]

 

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