Legalized pot: NJ lawmaker says he will introduce bill

TRENTON — State Sen. Nicholas Scutari wants New Jersey to follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington State by legalizing the sale and possession of marijuana.

In an announcement this afternoon, Scutari (D-Union), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he plans to introduce legislation this term calling for the legalization of the drug that so far is only allowed in New Jersey for medicinal purposes.

Beginning Jan. 1, Colorado began allowing the sale of recreational marijuana to those 21 or older. Washington’s law takes effect later this year while officials set up a licensing system. Several communities in that …read more

Source: Union

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