BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — Recreational marijuana isfor the first time.
Many in the Garden State have been waiting a long time to legally buy weed, and anticipation has been growing sky high for this day.
Starting Thursday, adults over the age of 21 can legally buy cannabis products without a medical card.
The state’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission has issued licenses to 13 retail dispensaries and seven alternative treatment centers to begin adult-use operations.
Gov. Phil Murphy has called it a “historic step” to create a new cannabis industry. On Wednesday, he tweeted in part it will be “an engine of economic growth for our state, and play a critical role in our efforts to ensure economic and social equity.”
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