Phil Murphy wants legal weed law in N.J. by end of year

Gov. Phil Murphy wants state lawmakers to pass legislation legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana in New Jersey by the end of the year — despite a lack of widespread support from lawmakers in his own party.

Murphy has included $60 million in tax revenue from legal pot in his first state budget proposal, which he unveiled Tuesday.

“I am committed to working with you to get this passed this year,” the Democrat said in his budget address at the Statehouse in Trenton.

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