If New Jersey voters approve a commercial adult-user marijuana program in November, insiders predict legalization dominos will fall along the East Coast.
“It’s happening now,” noted Scott Rudder, president of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association. Massachusetts already has a recreational marijuana market in full swing, and Maine’s is scheduled to launch Oct. 9.
If New Jersey passes the initiative, “that will be the final hurdle for New York, Pennsylvania and surrounding states,” Rudder predicted. “Once it’s done, it’s done.”
“A lot of medical marijuana customers will go over to New Jersey, and that’s a significant amount of revenue Pennsylvania is going to lose,” Hill-Zayat said.