New Jersey lawmakers finalized the legalization of marijuana this morning, which will end the countless arrests each year in our most struggling communities.
This bill signing followed the will of the voters of New Jersey, who have resoundingly voiced their support for recreational marijuana, projected to generate millions of dollars in new revenue for state coffers each year.
I am pleased that my colleagues have recognized the critical component of social justice in adopting legalization bills, ensuring that juveniles in our poorest communities are no longer unfairly targeted with arrest and prosecution. I look forward to the swift enactment of this legislation that New Jersey has been waiting months to see happen.
Today’s landmark bill signing finally puts an end to antiquated, ineffective, broken anti-drug law. It is being replaced with a new business stream for New Jerseyans, based on a smart, sustainable and scalable cannabis market.
Yours, for the 20th Legislative District,