NJ Not Into Recreation

New Jersey highway signs
New Jersey voters are split down the middle when it comes to legalizing marijuana.

However, they do not support a recreational industry at this time.

A poll at Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press said that 48% of voters support legalizing the possession of marijuana. Voters were less supportive of legalizing a recreational marijuana industry; only 36% were in favor.

While 45% of voters 55 and over favor legalization, 57% of voters younger than 35 support it.

The poll is an important litmus test for a legalization bill there similar to other recreational legalization bills, in that it imposes purchasing maximum limits, requires an age of 21 and allows local municipalities to limit or ban businesses.

Scutari’s bill would earmark tax revenues to pay for improvements to state transportation infrastructure.

Since the bill’s introduction, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has repeatedly voiced his opposition to expanding New Jersey’s current medical marijuana program.

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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