Category: Drug Legalization

Op-Ed: Setting the Record Straight On My Legalized Marijuana Position

By Declan O’Scanlon _ In the ill-fated recent rush to pass legislation that would legalize, tax, and regulate recreational adult use of marijuana, my position on the legislation, and the issue, has been misunderstood and mischaracterized by some New Jersey Read More

Swing senator explains his refusal to support N.J. legal weed

TRENTON, N.J. – Legal marijuana isn’t happening, Save Jerseyans, at least for awhile. And because Democrat leaders insist upon tying all of the issues together, less controversial expansions of drug offense expungements and the medical marijuana program are also on Read More

Imperiled N.J. weed bill would allow expungements for criminals possessing 5lbs of pot

TRENTON, N.J. – State Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) announced late on Friday afternoon that he is a “no” for Monday’s schedule floor vote on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey. According to Save Jersey sources on State Street, Read More

Transparency goes up in smoke as legal weed legislation speeds through the N.J. legislature

TRENTON, N.J. – Marijuana was on the menu at the State House on Monday, but support for the controversial legislation remains remains precarious notwithstanding a deal struck between Democrat legislative leaders and Governor Phil Murphy. Some complained about a lack Read More

Sheriff Golden: Murphy’s Pot Bill Is Dangerous Money Grab That Disregards Impact On Local Communities

By Art Gallagher _ Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden issued a statement today condemning the Trenton Democrats’ marijuana legislation as “poorly written policy by the Democratic majority” “that is aimed at grabbing tax dollars without any regard on the impacts Read More