2020 New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Key Votes

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Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Dec. 17, 2020 NJ S 2535 Reduces Fines and Sentences Related to Marijuana Possession Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
Dec. 17, 2020 NJ S 2535 Reduces Fines and Sentences Related to Marijuana Possession Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 12)
Dec. 17, 2020 NJ A 21 Rescinds the Classification of Marijuana as a Schedule I Drug. Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
Dec. 17, 2020 NJ A 21 Rescinds the Classification of Marijuana as a Schedule I Drug. Bill Passed - House (49 - 24)
Nov. 16, 2020 NJ A 1897 Reduces Criminal Penalty for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4)
June 18, 2020 NJ A 1897 Reduces Criminal Penalty for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (63 - 10)
Date No. Title Outcome
12/17 S 2535 Reduces Fines and Sentences Related to Marijuana Possession Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
12/17 S 2535 Reduces Fines and Sentences Related to Marijuana Possession Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 12)
12/17 A 21 Rescinds the Classification of Marijuana as a Schedule I Drug. Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
12/17 A 21 Rescinds the Classification of Marijuana as a Schedule I Drug. Bill Passed - House (49 - 24)
11/16 A 1897 Reduces Criminal Penalty for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4)
6/18 A 1897 Reduces Criminal Penalty for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (63 - 10)

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