New Jersey Going in the Right Direction

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New Jersey Senator Nicholas Scutari will hold a press conference next Monday to formally introduce a proposal to legalize recreational cannabis. “We’re not delusional about how simple the effort [will] be,” says Senator Scutari. “But I think from a standpoint of moving this state and this country forward on its archaic drug laws, I think it’s a step in the right direction.”The proposed measure will be modeled after Colorado’s Amendment 64; it will legalize the possession and state-licensed distribution of cannabis for those 21 and older.

New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney says that he’s “open to the idea” and praises Scutari for having “the courage to talk about marijuana”. According to recent polls, 59% of those in New Jersey support the legalization of cannabis.

About Douglas Slain

Doug received a JD from Stanford Law School, a MA from the University of Chicago, and a BA from DePauw University (Phi Beta Kappa). After practicing real estate and finance law at then Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, he founded four national monthly law reporting titles now owned by Thomson-Reuters. He served two consecutive terms as chairman of the American Bar Association’s General Practice section’s Professional Responsibility Committee. Slain was an ABA-appointed rule of law consultant to the Ministry of Economy for the Republic of Latvia as its secured transactions adviser. He taught briefly at Stanford Law School as an adjunct clinical law professor. Slain has been the managing partner of Private Placement Advisors since August 2009. In January 2013 he founded Outliers Network.

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