Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill on Thursday legalizing the sale of crack cocaine in New Jersey.
The bill allows the sale and consumption of crack by anyone 21 and older and provides a minimum of three months in jail for anyone caught with a quantity of crack in their possession.
New Jersey has about 30,000 crack users, with about 50,000 arrested each year.
The new law allows for up to 100 grams of crack to be sold per day for adults and up to two grams per day per child under 18.
The legislation also allows anyone 21 or older who is caught with more than two grams of cocaine to be charged with a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo vetoed the bill, saying he believed the new law would not go far enough to combat the growing problem of crack trafficking in the United States.