The cannabis industry in the U.S. has long been centered around states like Colorado and Oregon, but now, marijuana sales in Illinois and its neighboring states east of the Mississippi River are poised to rival those out west.
New Jersey's year-old legal weed bill was scrapped because legislative leaders said they were short a few votes. Instead, Sen. Steve Sweeney announced the question of whether to legalize recreational marijuana will go to voters. Bill sponsor Sen. Nick Scutari said that will likely be in 2020.
A plan to legalize marijuana in New Jersey is in trouble and some lawmakers are calling for a referendum to let voters decide whether adult-use recreational marijuana should be legalized. But that likely wouldn't be held until 2020.