TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The presidential election and the coronavirus outbreak have largely overshadowed New Jersey‘s highest-profile ballot question this year, but the state could be the latest to legalize recreational marijuana if voters say yes to a constitutional amendment.
Ballots are about to go out to all registered voters in New Jersey’s first-ever mostly vote-by-mail election.
In addition to voting for president, U.S. Senate and House, New Jerseyans will also decide whether to amend the state constitution to permit those 21 and older to use marijuana. The amendment also allows for the state to set up a regulated market for the drug.
New Jersey would become the 12th state, along with the District of Columbia, to legalize recreational marijuana, if the question succeeds.
Supporters are optimistic, pointing to polls showing more than three-fifths of voters support legalization. Opponents are nonetheless holding out hope they can persuade voters against adopting the…