Recreational marijuana for N.J.? Lawmakers to check out Colorado’s budding law

newjerseymarijuana-1TRENTON — Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon are among the nine lawmakers who are traveling to Colorado this weekend to witness the impact that legal marijuana has had on the Rocky Mountain state. Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) is leading a delegation to meet with legislators, members of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration,…

Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Recreational marijuana for N.J.? Lawmakers to check out Colorado’s budding law”

  1. Just what we need, said at 5:21 pm on October 14th, 2016:

    in this, the most densely- populated state: not only would we need to navigate around the older drivers, drunk drivers, aggressive “me- first” drivers, and the huge SUV shoppers, now we can worry about more clueless high people, on our broken, packed roads! There at least is some space and distance, out there in the mountains and country roads! And, in a place where no one wants to be near regular second- hand cigarette smoke, now we’d get a whiff of other people’s gross joints and smells! Why don’t we just give up and let the last diehard one outa here, finally shut off the lights??

  2. Proud Republican said at 9:20 pm on October 15th, 2016:

    let’s see – we have a heroin epidemic that is out of control, young people are dying at a staggering rate, countless lives are being destroyed by drugs – I know, let’s legalize pot! Someone should tell these nitwits that every heroin addict has one thing in common – they all started off smoking pot. Rather than look at cutting some of the idiotic spending and useless programs in this state, they, like the addicts they are looking to create, must look to find more supply to feed their habit.

  3. Proud Republican said at 6:14 pm on October 17th, 2016:

    oh please puppy jack, stop with that old silly argument. You are comparing apples and oranges. Alcohol is a beverage that consumed in moderation, actually has proven health benefits. Except for a few years in the 20th century, it has been legal for centuries, even millenia. Pot, on the other hand, is illegal and has been proven to cause brain damage – even among casual users. To make matters worse, the THC content has increased dramatically since the stoneheads
    at Woodstock. Look at what’s happening in Colorado – drop out rates, accident rates, DWI rates and more are all skyrocketing since they legalized it. Kids are trying it at greater rates justifying it with the rationalization that”it must not be so bad if the government legalized it.”. This is a stupid idea that will only throw this state into even greater chaos.

  4. Proud Republican said at 12:00 pm on October 18th, 2016:

    This article is about legalizing pot, not making alcohol illegal.