NJ Lawmakers Holding Hearing On Legalizing Marijuana

The judiciary committee is scheduled on Monday to hear from clergy, health professionals, law enforcement officials and other policy experts on Monday.

NEW JERSEY: New Jersey lawmakers are set to hear testimony on legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. The judiciary committee is scheduled on Monday to hear from clergy, health professionals, law enforcement officials and other policy experts on Monday. The hearing comes as lawmakers prepare for a lame-duck session of the Legislature and as Gov. Read the full article…

Chris Christie’s Claim That He ‘Supported And Implemented’ New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Laws

Christie said he supported medical marijuana in a limited scope for certain patients. But he criticized the law for not being tough enough, and said he wanted to see it “tightened up a little bit.”

NEW JERSEY:  In New Jersey, we have medical marijuana laws, which I supported and implemented. … I’m not against medical marijuana. We do it in New Jersey. But I’m against the recreational use of marijuana.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), the second GOP debate, Sept. 16, 2015 Several claims from the second Republican presidential Read the full article…

Marijuana Laws Pose Dilemma For Republican Presidential Hopefuls

Opposition to marijuana use plays well with conservatives, which is the core voter base in the primary. Yet that stance is not popular with the larger electorate.

NEW JERSEY:  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie‘s response in a recent radio interview to a question about legal marijuana was in keeping with his tough-on-crime persona. A former prosecutor and potential presidential candidate, Christie has long been a staunch opponent of pot, at one time lambasting tax revenue generated from the sale of legal recreational Read the full article…

Chris Christie: ‘I Will Crack Down And Not Permit’ Legal Marijuana As President

If Gov. Chris Christie becomes president of the United States, he says he will "crack down" on those states that have ended prohibitions on marijuana.

NEW JERSEY:  If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) becomes president of the United States, he said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” Tuesday, he will “crack down” on those states that have ended prohibitions on marijuana. When asked by Hewitt if he would enforce federal drug laws in those states that have legalized and regulated Read the full article…

Lawmakers Want To Rebuke Christie Over Medical Marijuana

The New Jersey Assembly may rebuke the Christie administration’s handling of the state’s medical marijuana program.

NEW JERSEY:  The New Jersey Assembly may rebuke the Christie administration’s handling of the state’s medical marijuana program. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on a resolution that says Gov. Chris Christie’s Health Department has placed “arbitrary and unnecessary” restrictions on the program. The vote comes just a day after Christie criticized the notion of Read the full article…

Fox Slams NJ Gov Chris Christie’s Pot Brutality and Ignorance

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NEW JERSEY: Though Fox news is more or less consistently prohibitionist, Fox correspondent Greg Gutfeld gets it right and shames thuggish Governor Chris Christie on his refusal to stop destroying innocent – and mostly minority – people’s lives for choosing a safer buzz than alcohol.  

Colorado Governor Responds To New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Criticism Of State’s Pot Laws

"A lot of people think Colorado is great place to live, work and play. Plus, we have a pretty awesome quality of life. But don’t take our just our word for it …

COLORADO: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is responding to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s criticism of Colorado for its pot shops and legalized marijuana. Monday, Christie was asked on a New Jersey radio station about legalizing marijuana. He responded, “For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, Read the full article…

Chris Christie Says He Opposes Bill To Legalize Marijuana In NJ

Governor Chris Christie answered a medical marijuana question from Paula Joana from Hopatcong. Joana, who lost her 15 month-old daughter Sabrina Rose to a 24-hour seizure, believes her daughter would have benefitted from medical marijuana. "There are bills in the Legislature to legalize marijuana, and people want to decriminalize marijuana," said the Governor. "I'm not going to do that on my watch. I don't think it's the right thing to do." Christie held his 118th Town Hall at the Winston Churchill Elementary School in Fairfield.

NEW JERSEY:  Weeks after a state senator introduced a bill that would make the sale and possession of marijuana legal in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie emphasized today that he is opposed to any effort to legalize pot in the state. “I’m not going to do that on my watch,” the Republican governor told a Read the full article…

New Jersey Cannabis Reformer Governor Vetoes Industrial Hemp Bill

Governor, you must honestly join the conversation about cannabis.  The current policies do not work and we need a new approach.  Frankly, it doesn’t matter if “they” really want legalization, Governor.  Whether you give “them” legalization or not, either way, your work is far from done.

By Michael Chazukow  NEW JERSEY:  Most cameras in Trenton were fixed on Governor Christie’s scandal hearings last week.   The “Bridge-gate” controversy as well as allegations that he misused Sandy Relief funds has been so dominant in the news that the excellent work of our legislature was being overlooked.  Controversy hearings dominated our capitol last week, Read the full article…

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Calls War On Drugs 'A Failure'

with each day that passes it looks more and more plausible that marijuana and the federal government's views on marijuana will play an increasingly important role in the election.

NEW JERSEY:  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has become the latest leader to condemn the now 40-year-old war on drugs. “The war on drugs, while well-intentioned, has been a failure,” Christie said Monday during a speech at The Brookings Institution. “We’re warehousing addicted people everyday in state prisons in New Jersey, giving them no treatment.” Christie stressed Read the full article…