It’s hard to believe more than four years have passed since I wrote an article for Leafly titled If New Jersey Legalizes Weed Do I Have to Move Back Home?

At the time, Phil Murphy was poised to win his first term as governor, and his stump speech included a promise to sign legalization into law in the first 100 days of his administration.

Famously, that didn’t happen. But not for a lack of trying.

1,022 days into Murphy’s governorship, he put the issue before the state’s voters, who approved legalization 67-33%. Then it took another 112 days to get the law on the books.

That was more than a year ago.

But now—at long last—New Jersey’s first legal recreational cannabis sales will happen on Thursday morning. And I’ll be there for it….

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