How N.J. could lose out on millions of dollars if it doesn’t legalize weed soon

In mid-December, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a full-throated endorsement of marijuana legalization, echoing his cross-river colleague Murphy in calling it a social justice issue. Cuomo, who will be sworn in this month for his third term as the Empire State executive, said he wants to sign a legal weed bill in the first 100 days of his new term.

Yes, Murphy said similar things in 2017, and yes, New York still has miles to go before it could match New Jersey’s progress on crafting a piece of legislation. Some of those closest to New Jersey’s efforts to get legal more at