New Jersey Legalizes Marijuana, But Growing At Home Is Still A Felony

As the popularity of marijuana repeal laws has grown across the country one state has legalized the crop for adult use and possession, but will be the only state that still makes it a felony to grow it at your own home.

From Forbes:

What they do know is that S21 does not allow for New Jersey residents to cultivate cannabis at home. The only legal cannabis in the state will be cannabis grown at a state-licensed cultivation facility.

That also means that “legalization” will mean stiff criminal penalties for home cannabis growers, a development that angers and frustrates cannabis advocates—who nonetheless are supporting the bill. 

Without any enabling legislation or the passage of a separate decriminalization bill, cannabis arrests for possession might continue, even as the constitution says cannabis is legal.

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