Electing Democrat Phil Murphy means New Jersey would soon join eight other states in legalizing marijuana for people 21 and older and creating what is predicted to be a multi-billion-dollar industry.

He's promised to sign a legalization bill into law within the first 100 days of his term.

Democrats who control the state Legislature appear willing. Murphy said he sees legalizing marijuana as a solution to the social justice problem of higher arrest and conviction rates for blacks than white. 

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Susan K. Livio ~ NJ Advance Media via NJ.com ~

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