New Yorkers can consume in public, Pennsylvanians can grow at home, but New Jersey still criminalizes the plant in far too many ways

The tri-state weed race is shaping up to be a marathon.

New Jersey beat neighbors in New York and Pennsylvania out of the gate by starting adult-use cannabis sales in April. But many smokers in The Garden State still face ridiculous hurdles to safe access and consumption, thanks to a few restrictions.

Over the Hudson River in New York City, millions are free to consume anywhere they can smoke tobacco. They just can’t buy it legally quite yet. And across the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf is urging PA lawmakers to present a legal framework for a recreational market so he can sign adult-use into law. With

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