In New Jersey, Legal Marijuana Is So Close You Can Smell It. But It …

“Our view is that the market has to open up significantly,” said Peter Barsoom, the chief executive of 1906, a premium edible cannabis brand based in Denver. “If New Jersey does it right, it has the potential to leapfrog every other state in terms of access to quality cannabis, in terms of innovation in the marketplace, and in terms of research.”

His company recently hosted Craig J. Coughlin, the Assembly speaker, and other state lawmakers invited to Colorado, where marijuana was legalized in 2012, to study its marijuana market up close.

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