Excerpted from ASA's 2022 State of the States Report.

In 2023, ASA recommends that New Jersey legislators shift their focus from adult-use/recreational legalization to cover the existing gaps in their legal protections for patients in the medical cannabis program. Patients must be protected in family court and child custody hearings, in housing, and from discriminatory and unreliable roadside THC sobriety tests. New Jersey is in the minority of states that allow individuals to purchase cannabis, but does not allow residents to grow their own plants at home.

In light of the adult-use/recreational laws, New Jersey should also focus on passing provisions included in ASA’s Medical Cannabis Equity Checklist found in this report.

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