Cannabis Legalization

Governor Murphy has identified the legalization of the adult recreational use of cannabis as a top priority for his Administration. A public question regarding the legalization of adult recreational cannabis use has been approved for placement on the November 2020 general election ballot by the Legislature.

While the League does not have a position on the topic of legalized recreational marijuana, we provide this information as a tool for our members at a time when legalization is being considered by New Jersey’s citizens. 

The League’s Task Force has explored and researched the impacts of the legalization of adult recreational use on municipalities. 

In addition, NJLM formed a coalition with the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association and the New Jersey Conference of Mayors. While the coalition does not take a position on legalization, we are working together to ensure that municipal interests are protected.

Updated: June 2, 2020