New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA) President Edmund DeVeaux issued the following statement today regarding Governor Murphy signing into law enabling and decriminalization legislation around adult-use cannabis in New Jersey:
“It took us a long time to get here, but thankfully, finally we can move forward. We can stop the senseless arrests for possession and use of a product that should have never been criminalized in the first place, and the voters approved over three months ago. We can get down to the business of establishing a responsible, sustainable, profitable and diverse adult-use and expanded medical cannabis market in New Jersey. Let’s learn lessons from states like Oklahoma – which has issued over 2,000 licenses helping to generate $800 million in new revenue for the state – and make New Jersey a leader in this industry.
“Now the real work can begin.”