A vote for legal weed in N.J. coming on this day, top lawmaker says
New Jersey's top lawmaker has set a new date for at least one house of the state Legislature to vote legalizing recreational marijuana in the Garden State: Oct. 29.
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Thursday he "can't see us not voting" on that day. Sweeney, D-Gloucester, said in August he expected the Legislature to vote by the end of September. But that deadline is set to pass in days, and uncertainty has clouded the issue. A bill has yet to be introduced and no committee hearings have been scheduled.Still, Sweeney said Thursday that lawmakers and Gov. Phil Murphy's administration have only "two issues" left to work out related to the bill that would make pot legal. Sweeney said he thinks they'll be resolved soon, "hopefully tomorrow."