NJ legislator plants seeds for recreational marijuana legalization

New Jersey lawmakers kicked off the new session by once again introducing legislation to legalize marijuana.

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Democratic state Sen. Nicholas Scutari introduced the measure allowing the recreational use of marijuana on Tuesday, the same day the new session of the Democrat-led Legislature convened.

Incoming Democratic governor Phil Murphy campaigned on legalizing marijuana. GOP Gov. Chris Christie is a vocal opponent.

The legislation is identical to a measure introduced in the previous session that legalizes the recreational use of marijuana for those 21 and older. Scutari also introduced the bill in 2014.

The legislation would permit possession of up to

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