Here is the text to the three cannabis related bills that passed through Senate and Assembly committees on Nov. 26 as well as the accompanying statements.
The three bills are still being worked on before they are put to a vote before the full Senate and Assembly.
The bills need 21 votes in the Senate and 41 in the Assembly to pass.
The three bills:
S2703/A4497: The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act which legalizes personal use cannabis for adults; creates the Cannabis Regulatory Commission to regulate personal use and medical cannabis; and provides expungement relief for certain past marijuana offenses.
S10/2426/A10/A3470/A3473: Revises requirements to authorize and access medical cannabis; establishes requirements for institutional caregivers; revises permit requirements for alternative treatment centers; and establishes additional legal protections for patients and caregivers.
s3205/A4498: Revises certain procedures for expungement of records of conviction.