New Jersey and Arizona vote to legalize recreational marijuana
Mississippi, Montana, and South Dakota also have marijuana legislation on their 2020 ballots, with results in
those contests are expected later this evening.
Four states across the country are the latest in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for both recreational and
medical use. A majority of New Jersey and Arizona voters voted yes on ballot measures that made
legal. In South Dakota, voters passed one of two marijuana legalization ballot measures, which legalized medical
use. The New Jersey state legislature will have to draft and pass legislation regarding the exact details on how
the state will implement the new policy. The Arizona Department of Health Services will be responsible for adopting that state’s rules.
Mississippi voters approved an initiative to establish a medical marijuana program for patients with debilitating conditions.’