NEW JERSEY -- In addition to the Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional races, voters in the state of New Jersey had to decide on three ballot questions, including the legalization of marijuana.
The Associated Press is reporting today that the results of the New Jersey Ballot questions were decisive.
Question 1: A measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for persons age 21 and older. (It also legalizes the cultivation, processing and sale of retail marijuana.)
With 63% of districts reporting, Yes: 66.9% (1,735,733). No: 33.1% (857,073).
Question 2. A measure that makes peacetime veterans eligible for a $250 property tax deduction.
With 63% reporting, Yes: 76.3% (1,947,443). No: 23.7% (604,061).
Question 3. A measure that postpones state legislative redistricting until after the election on November 2, 2021 should the state receive federal census data after February 15, 2021.
With 63% reporting, Yes: 59.5% (1,461,238). No: 40.5% (996,238).
The result of marijuana legalization was a big political victory for Gov. Phil Murphy, who supported the legalization of recreational usage.
Murphy tweeted earlier this week: