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N.J. Legislators Call Off Vote to Legalize Marijuana

N.J. Legislators Call Off Vote to Legalize Marijuana

(Don Ryan/AP)

By    |   Monday, 25 March 2019 05:14 PM EDT

New Jersey lawmakers on Monday scrapped plans to vote on a bill that would legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use, claiming that there isn’t enough support in the state Senate, NJ.com reports.

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat, said at a news conference after the vote was canceled that legislators will “be back at this,” and that “anybody who thinks this is dead is wrong.”

“This is not an issue that’s going away,” he said. "Marijuana will get passed in the state of New Jersey one way or another.”

Sweeney said that a vote would be scheduled “as soon as I have 21 votes for sure.”

Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, campaigned on legalizing recreational marijuana while running for reelection in 2017.

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, also a Democrat, added that he is “disappointed,” but said that “this is still a historic say.”

“We moved closer to the goal than ever before,” he said in a statement. “Today does not mark the end of the process and effort. I remain committed to enacting the legislation.”

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New Jersey lawmakers on Monday scrapped plans to vote on a bill that would legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use, claiming that there isn't enough support in the state Senate, NJ.com reports.
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