New Jersey could become the next legal pot state – Nov. 10, 2017

Will recreational marijuana soon be legal nationwide?

If New Jersey follows through on plans to legalize recreational marijuana, analysts believe the Garden State could grow into a $1 billion market.

Democrat Phil Murphy, who was elected Tuesday as New Jersey’s next governor, vowed on the campaign to legalize marijuana and use a potential $300 million tax revenue to fund education programs and worker pensions.

Legislators there are taking him at his word. State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he wants call a vote on an a draft bill that was written in May, and get it approved within 100 days of Murphy’s inauguration on January 16. Murphy did not return a request for comment from CNNMoney.

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