If legalized, New Jersey would be the only state in the New York metropolitan area and one of two states on the east coast with a legal cannabis industry. Experts have predicted that roughly 10 percent of the population would have an interest in purchasing medical and recreational cannabis. In Colorado, where marijuana has been legal since 2016, has reported more than $1 billion in revenue less than 12 months after legalization. Green Rush: New Jersey businesses prepare to cash in on cannabis

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