New Jersey Sets October 29th As Date For Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey lawmakers finally have a date in mind for passing what could be the biggest legislation in years: marijuana legalization and they want to get it done by Halloween.

There is one potential stumbling block; a tax. Lawmakers are talking about a pretty hefty tax that they want to impose on the drug once it becomes available commercially.

Murphy and lawmakers say they’re looking at Oct 29 as the day the state Legislature should pass a bill legalizing marijuana in New Jersey. It’s not clear if the governor would actually sign it that day more at