New Jersey NORML supports NORMLs mission of moving public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to criminal sanction. To that end we are working in New Jersey to build support for...
New Jersey lawmakers opposed to marijuana legalization propose decriminalizing small amounts instead
``I think this whole legalization stuff has to slow down,`` State Sen. Ronald Rice said
A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged caution on marijuana legalization on Thursday and instead introduced legislation to eliminate penalties for possessing small amounts of the drug.
Democratic state Sens. Ronald Rice and Joseph Cryan and Republican Sen. Robert Singer unveiled the legislation at a statehouse news conference.
The lawmakers effort offers a counterpoint to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned and won election in November while promising to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
But Rice has been skeptical, calling for hearings across the state ....
New Jersey Assembly Committee Votes to Legalize Hemp
Assembly Bill 1330 was passed today by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. According to its official text; This bill establishes an industrial hemp license for planting, growing, harvesting, possessing, processing, distributing, buying, or selling industrial hemp in the State. The bill also establishes procedures and requirements for persons applying to the Secretary of Agriculture for a license, including procedures and requirements for fingerprinting and criminal background checks for license applicants.
The proposal defines industrial hemp as an ag....
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