New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act Hearing Scheduled for Monday

The New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Appropriations Committee have scheduled a hearing for Monday on several marijuana bills including the New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act. The Marijuana Legalization Act would treat marijuana like alcohol for purposes of taxation, control and legalization. The legislation creates a regulatory framework for the licensing of marijuana establishments that engage in the production, processing, transport, sale and testing of marijuana products. The legislation also includes a provision that provides for the expungement for marijuana possession convictions.