Poll: Waiting to Inhale — Is NJ Ready for Recreational Marijuana?

NJ Spotlight News | October 20, 2016 | Polling
A delegation of NJ legislators will report today on its fact-finding trip to Colorado, where pot is legal. Is the Garden State moving in the same direction?

New Jersey advocates and officials have been slowly taking steps toward making recreational marijuana use legal in the Garden State. A recent Gallup poll shows that 60 percent of American adults nationally now say that marijuana should be legal, the highest level of support in the past half-century. Gov. Chris Christie, however, has vowed that any expansion of marijuana use will not happen on his watch. Lawmakers are looking to be ready once a new governor is in office, and plan to put the issue on a ballot.

Today, a delegation of New Jersey lawmakers will hold a press conference to discuss a recent fact-finding trip they made to Colorado to see how its experiment is going. The group consists of both Democrats and Republicans.

Without having the details to make an informed decision …

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