State advocacy groups celebrated a House vote to decriminalize marijuana Friday.
“The MORE Act provides a floor for state lawmakers to build on, and we in New Jersey must continue to establish new heights for racial and social justice in legalization,” ACLU-NJ Executive Director Amol Singha said.
The measure would remove marijuana designation as a schedule 1 drug under the controlled substances act and impose a 5% tax on marijuana sales, among other things.
It passed the House in a 228-164 in a vote that largely fell along party lines.
It’s not likely to move in the Senate.