NY getting closer to legal weed. Here’s why that could be bad for NJ

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Few things compel New Yorkers to cross the Hudson River into the Garden State. They might come to visit the Jersey Shore or catch a Giants game.

Marijuana advocates think New Yorkers would also come for weed, filling PATH trains and tunnels to legally buy marijuana. But that’s only if New Jersey beats its neighbor to market.

While New Jersey maintains a healthy lead over New York in progress toward legalizing marijuana, the gap isn’t as insurmountable as it once seemed. If New Jersey can’t get an adult-use market up and running before New York, it could lose out on millions of dollars, according to people close to the industry.

“New York getting into the driver seat on this would pull away from the benefits that

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