On January 18, 2010, Jon Corzine signed into law the Compassionate Use of Marijuana Act, which allowed the use of marijuana for people with certain conditions. As per the law, patients have to get marijuana from alternate treatment centers licensed by the state.
On September 10, 2013, Gov. Christie signed a law that allowed people under the age of 18 access to medical marijuana. Jake’s Law (A 20) was signed on June 2, 2019. The bill changed New Jersey’s medical marijuana laws, including increasing the allowed amount of cannabis and adding provisions for home delivery. The most significant change, however, was that it allowed sick children to access medical marijuana.
On November 3, 2020, voters in New Jersey approved the Marijuana Legalization Amendment. It legalized the possession and use of marijuana by residents aged at least 21. It also specified that a 6.625% state sales tax would be applied to purchases of medical marijuana, with local municipalities only allowed to impose an extra 2% tax.