New Jersey Recreational Marijuana Handbook

New Jersey:

New Jersey Marijuana Tax Rate

Sales Tax Medical Excise Tax Medical Max Medical Tax Sales Tax Recreational Excise Tax Recreational Max Recreational Tax
2.00% N/A 2.00% 6.63% N/A 6.63%

2024 New Jersey Recreational Marijuana Handbook

New Jersey has 3 bordering states consisting of Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Recreational marijuana is legal in New York and is subject to a sales tax of 13.00%. There is no excise tax charged on recreational marijuana.

Recreational Marijuana is illegal in Delaware, and Pennsylvania, so there is no tax on recreational marijuana in those states.

About New Jersey Recreational Marijuana

Is recreational marijuana legal in New Jersey?

Yes, recreational marijuana is legal in New Jersey

When and how did New Jersey legalize marijuana recreationally?

New Jersey legalized recreational marijuana in 2020. This law was passed using New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Amendment (Public Question 1) and passed with a vote of 66.88%. The official name for this law is New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act NJ Stat. Ann 24:6I-31 et seq

New Jersey Recreational Marijuana possession limits


  • Sale of recreational marijuana started April 21, 2022. Dispensaries are allowed to sell the equivalent of 1 ounce: 1 ounce of dried flower
  • 5 grams of concentrates, resins, or oils
  • or 1000 mg of ingestible products


  • N/A

What are the restrictions on growing at home?

It is illegal to grow marijuana at home for personal use in New Jersey

What is the name of the agency that regulates New Jersey recreational marijuana?

The Cannabis Regulatory Commission is responsible for regulating recreational marijuana in the state of New Jersey.

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