New Jersey to vote on legalization of recreational marijuana

New Jersey voters will decide the status of recreational marijuana in the upcoming election by voting on legalizing the drug via a ballot initiative.

The question will ask voters to approve or reject an amendment to the state constitution which would legalize possession of marijuana for all people 21 years old and over and pave the way for recreational cultivation, processing and retail sale.

A recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University indicated that the measure is likely to pass, with voters saying they support legalization by a ratio of 2-to-1.

The use of marijuana on campus may still be prohibited even if the upcoming recreational marijuana referendum passes, according to Winston Roberts, associate dean of students at Seton Hall.

“In the event of the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by the state of New Jersey, the current student conduct drug policy itself may…

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