Legalization of Marijuana Could Be As Soon As Monday

By Amaya Morales

Managing Editor

In today’s update, we will discuss the possible legalization of marijuana use in New Jersey within the coming days. 

Let’s get right to it.

On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee made headway on a bill that would consider underage drinking and marijuana use or possession as the same offense, according to

This new bill follows the trials and tribulations of the legislation of marijuana use in the state of New Jersey.

However, Gov. Phil Murphy has yet to take action since he has been pushing for the inclusion of cannabis-related penalties for underage users. Under this new bill, underage possession of marijuana would be subject to a written warning, according to

Nonetheless, Gov. Murphy has until Monday, Feb. 22 to sign this bill into effect. 

COVID-19 Numbers

As of this morning, there was an increase of 3,046 positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, 307 of those cases were in Bergen County. 

Sat. 2/20/2021  Fri. 2/19/2021
New Jersey761,000758,430
Bergen County74,12673,819

*Numbers according to Google Statistics

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