New Jersey Residence Rejoice – Bill To Legalize Unveiled
Recreational marijuana use is currently illegal in the state of New Jersey. However, it appears that
“A state lawmaker on Monday is scheduled to unveil the latest piece of legislation that would legalize, regulate, and tax recreational marijuana in New Jersey.
And this time, he says, it has a real shot of becoming law.
State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) will formally announce the Democratic-sponsored measure at a noon news conference at the Statehouse in Trenton.
Medical marijuana is already legal in the state. But if this bill becomes law, New Jersey would become the ninth state to legalize pot — joining Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia.
“The national trend is toward legalization,” Scutari told NJ Advance Media on Friday. “It’s absolutely necessary to save our neighborhoods from drug dealers. And we can use the tax revenue. And people are smoking it anyway.”
The bill would not immediately legalize marijuana. It would still need to be passed by both houses of the Democratic-controlled state Legislature and signed by the governor to be enacted.
Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, is staunchly against legalizing marijuana, arguing that it’s a “gateway drug” that can lead users to try harder substances.”
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