NEW JERSEY: A New Jersey Assemblywoman said that in light of the formation of a group that launched last week to fight for the legalization of recreational marijuana use in New Jersey, she is planning a group that will actively advocate against it.
Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-Monmouth) has been a vocal opponent of the movement to legalize and tax the drug in the state of New Jersey. In response to the official launch of “New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform” in Newark last week, Angelini said she is working with other anti-marijuana activists to form a group of their own.
“The folks that want to legalize appear to be gaining traction,” Angelini said in a phone interview. “It’s a good time to let our voice be heard.”
Angelini said she and some others passionately opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state plan to hold a conference call this week to “lay out our strategy.”