Legal Cannabis in New Jersey? Hey New Jersey, hear that knock on your door? It’s opportunity, so you may want to open up!
Gov.-elect Phil Murphy will be assuming his position as the new Governor of New Jersey this month. During his campaign, Phil Murphy promised to sign legislation to legalize Cannabis within the first one hundred days he is in office.
“The governor-elect said he will sign legislation to legalize pot when it hits his desk. He already has a plan to tax the sale of marijuana, which his campaign estimates will generate about $300 million for the state’s coffers each year. But Murphy said that’s not the reason to legalize marijuana. Murphy has said he sees legalization as a solution to a social injustice and the imbalance in incarceration and conviction rates. “If it doesn’t pass the social justice test, you can’t talk about revenue implications, and the fact of the matter is that we have the widest white-nonwhite gap of persons incarcerated in New Jersey,” he said.” – NJ.COM
“Candidates across the country should take notice, as Phil Murphy won the Governor’s seat soundly because of, not in spite of, his open and vocal support for legalizing marijuana – a position supported by 65% of New Jersey voters and 64% of Americans nationwide,” said NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri, “NORML looks forward to working with Governor-Elect Murphy and other stakeholders in the state to end the disastrous policy of marijuana prohibition and to implement the moral, economic, and scientifically sound policy of legalization and regulation in the Garden State.” –NORML
What does this mean for new jerseans?
Well, if you are planning on consuming cannabis you should definately look into using a Vaporizer. A good vape that handles loose leaf (ground up buds) will go a long way towards getting the most out of your bud and it is a healthier alternative to using a pipe or smoking it in paper, or a tobacco leaf – gross.
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Legalization of Cannabis is, in my opinion, a step in the right direction for New Jersey. I also believe the neighboring states should keep an eye on how New Jersey implements their plan for legalization, so they too can jump on the “Canna-Wagon” and start chipping away at state level debt.
What do YOU think about New Jersey’s future with legal cannabis? Do you think it’s the right move? Or do you think they are making a bad decsion?
Wherever you land on the issue I want to know about it. Leave a comment below!