Latest New Jersey State Legislature News

New Jersey will ask voters to legalize recreational pot

May. 15, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey fizzled out Wednesday when the state Senate president said he would instead look to voters next year and will pursue separate bills to expand medical cannabis and wipe clean some criminal records. Democrat Steve Sweeney vowed...

New Jersey law allows terminally ill to get life-ending meds

Apr. 12, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation making New Jersey the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to end their lives. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act in private. His office would not answer why the signing...

New Jersey's push to legalize recreational marijuana stalls

Mar. 25, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers dealt a blow to the prospects of legal recreational marijuana use in the state Monday, when the state Senate president postponed a vote after his and the governor's lobbying campaign failed to muster enough support in the chamber. But Senate President Steve Sweeney...

The Latest: Murphy disappointed after stalled weed vote

Mar. 25, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey (all times local): 4:35 p.m. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he's disappointed but "not defeated" after legislation to legalize recreational marijuana failed to get enough votes to pass the Legislature. Murphy spoke...

New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

Mar. 24, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes for Monday. The vote, whose outcome remains unclear, comes after more than a year of mostly back-room wrangling since...