Senators advance bill creating recreational cannabis market

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey lawmakers moved legislation to set up the recreational marijuana market in the new year one step forward on Monday.

The Democrat-led state Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send the legislation to the floor later this week for a vote. The Democrat-led Assembly is also expected to advance the measure this week, sending it to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk.

Murphy has said he and lawmakers have agreed on the measure, though he didn’t reveal details at the time.

The measure that advanced Monday promises to commit 70% of the…

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