New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Call Issued By Leading Democratic Senator

NEW JERSEY:  A New Jersey municipal prosecutor and leading state senator today said he will introduce a bill to legalize marijuana, creating a marketplace similar to that in Colorado for those ages 21 and older.

“It’s time that we legalize marijuana here in New Jersey,” Senate Judiciary Chairman Nicholas P. Scutari, D-Union/Middlesex, said in an afternoon conference call with reporters.

The announcement comes amid growing interest nationwide in changing marijuana laws, including in Pennsylvania, where lawmakers are slated to review a medical cannabis bill Tuesday.

Legalization efforts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania face long odds of becoming law under each state’s sitting Republican governor.

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