A lawmaker from Union County, N.J., is expected to introduce legislation next week that would legalize and tax marijuana.
The Division of Taxation made the decision in keeping with the intent of the original medical marijuana legislation signed by Gov. Jon Corzine in 2010, according to State Treasury spokesman Andy Pratt.
Although medical marijuana use has been legalized by the state of New Jersey, there has not been a high volume of user registration for the program.
The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws.