Is Cannabis Legal in New Jersey?
Cannabis in New Jersey is legal for both medical use and adult use.
Date of Legalization
On January 18, 2010, outgoing New Jersey governor Jon Corzine signed S. 119, the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, permitting the use of medical cannabis for persons with certain severe chronic illness. On November 3, 2020, New Jersey voters approved New Jersey Public Question 1, an amendment to the state constitution to legalize the adult use of cannabis by people ages 21starting January 1, 2021.
Within New Jersey’s Adult use framework adults 21+ may legally possess up to one ounce of usable cannabis or its equivalent cannabis product in solid, liquid, or concentrate form, or 5 grams of resin. However possession of up to six ounces of cannabis or 17 grams of hashish is decriminalized and not subject to criminal prosecution. Adults are not allowed to cultivate their own homegrown cannabis. Within the medical framework, patients may be dispensed up to three ounces within a 30-day period. Medical patients are not allowed to cultivate their own homegrown cannabis.