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NJ voting session canceled amid cannabis bill disagreements

Posted at 4:54 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 16:54:48-05

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin says a voting session for Monday in New Jersey’s Assembly that was to include a measure setting up the new recreational marijuana market has been canceled.

Coughlin, a Democrat, said it was clear the legislation wouldn’t get final approval because of differences between his house’s bill and one in the Democrat-led Senate.

The Senate had also planned a Monday session but it was canceled late on Thursday, with lawmakers citing the Thanksgiving holiday coming up.

Lawmakers had aimed to fast-track the legislation after voters overwhelmingly approved legalizing recreational marijuana.

But a deal on legislation has eluded legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.