It may soon be legal to smoke marijuana in the state of New Jersey.
According to Associated Press election results, voters showed large support for a ballot initiative that would legalize the possession and use of recreational marijuana early on election night.
With nearly 23% of precincts reporting election results, the measure garnered 66% of votes.
If approved, New Jersey would be the 12th state to legalize marijuana, according to NorthJersey.com.
The outlet reports that marijuana purchases would be taxed at the state sales tax rate, which is 6.625%, and likely with an additional 2% tax levied by municipalities where the purchase takes place.
According to the outlet, the ballot question is widely expected to pass. A Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conduced on Oct. 2 found that 61% of New Jersey voters planned to support the measure.
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