Can money from marijuana sales help rebuild Atlantic City?

A Gov. Murphy-appointed team known as the Atlantic City Restart and Recovery Working Group released a report suggesting the city can use funds from the state’s new marijuana industry to bounce back after the pandemic.

The report suggests using money from recreational marijuana sales to help pay for rebuilding the city’s iconic boardwalk, upgrades to the downtown business district and making the city’s economy less reliant on the casino industry. The group also suggests more services for drug use and addressing poor nutrition and outreach to youth.

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