Another twist came Thursday night in the saga that is New Jersey’s effort to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, with the news that a Senate committee will try to pass a compromise bill on Friday and meet Gov. Phil Murphy’s requirements for underage use penalties.
This comes less than 24 hours after the bill appeared to have died and the leading sponsor was ready to walk away from negotiations. If the last-ditch effort passes, a full vote could be held in both houses on Monday, Feb. 22 and avoid a deadline that would have forced a bill few seemed happy with. Correspondent Joanna Gagis reports.