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 crowd of about 500 people — including dozens of students — at Winston Churchill Elementary School. “I’m just not. I don’t think it’s the right thing to do for our state.”
Last month, state Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) introduced legislation that would regulate the growth, possession, and sale of recreational marijuana with an aim toward stemming the illegal drug market and provide new tax revenue.