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Legal weed: Navigating the new normal for New Jersey kids | Opinion

It looks like we are just now weeks away from legal recreational cannabis here in the Garden State as New Jersey follows suit with many other states in the union. At this writing, 37 states permit medical marijuana, 18 — plus Washington, D.C. —permit recreational marijuana and, in 13 states, weed is still illegal.

While the age for legal use is 21, the amounts for possession vary widely from state to state, as do regulations on cultivation and transportation. Right now — as just one example — you could enjoy recreational marijuana in Virginia, cross the state line into North Carolina and suddenly be breaking the law.

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