Black state legislators weigh pros and cons of marijuana legalization in Jersey City - Hudson County View
Members of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus weighed the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana during a hearing at the Cityline Church in Jersey City this morning. Speaking on behalf of a minority advocacy group in the marijuana industry, California Minority Alliance Co-Founder and Co-Chairman Virgil Grant III pointed out that over half the country has already legalized marijuana and it's time for New Jersey to follow suit.
BALTIMORE (WJZ) - The debate to legalize recreational marijuana is gaining momentum across Maryland, but some are urging lawmakers to slow down the process. Senate Bill 1039 would give Marylanders the chance to make recreational marijuana legal. Some say it's long overdue, while opponents are urging lawmakers to take a look the impact some cities are now dealing with.
New Haven State Rep. Juan Candelaria got to see firsthand last week the face of opposition to his proposal to legalize recreational use of marijuana: It is suburban. And possibly wearing braces. He also got a sampling of the arguments he and other legalization proponents will hear as they seek to advance a legalization bill through this legislative session.
Lansing - A campaign to legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana in Michigan is facing opposition from a national group that has fought similar proposals in other states around the country. Smart Approaches to Marijuana of Virginia is the initial sole donor to the "Healthy and Productive Michigan" committee formed to fight the potential 2018 ballot proposal.
TRENTON - Put down the vape. The majority of New Jersey residents oppose legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a recent survey conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University. This marks the first time a recent poll in New Jersey has found less than 50 percent support for legalization.
We're far from CLEARING THE SMOKE over recreational marijuana use. A new federal policy announced this past week takes a tough line. It's a challenge to states that have legalized use, including, most recently, the biggest state of all. Our Cover Story is reported by Barry Petersen: "I've never experienced the spectrum of talking to cops while high," laughed Alex.