Could N.J. legalize weed this year? See what Murphy says

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New Jersey appears closer than ever to legalizing recreational marijuana. The state's top lawmaker recently said a vote could come as early as next month. 

But what does Gov. Phil Murphy, the man who's made this a key vow, say about that? 

Murphy said during his television show Tuesday night that he hopes state leaders can have legal pot wrapped up by the end of the year. 

"I would hope that's this year's business, if folks are looking for a specific timeframe," the Democrat said on "Ask the Governor" on News 12. "I'd like to think it's something we get done this year."

New Jersey's highest-ranking lawmaker, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, agrees. 

Sweeney, D-Gloucester, told reporters earlier this month he believes the Democrat-controlled state Legislature could vote on a bill legalizing weed by September. And he said this week he believes he'll "have the votes" to pass it.

Original Article by: NJ.com

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