TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The presidential election and the coronavirus outbreak have largely overshadowed New Jersey's highest-profile ballot question this year, but the state could be the latest to legalize recreational marijuana if voters say yes to a constitutional amendment. Ballots are about to go out to all registered voters in New Jersey's first-ever mostly vote-by-mail election.
TOMS RIVER - When New Jersey voters are asked this fall to decide on a state constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana and regulate its sale, the Ocean County Board of Freeholders want them to just say no.
New Jersey's Republican county chairs are united in their opposition to a ballot measure on marijuana legalization. The Republican County Chairmen's Association on Thursday unanimously voted to adopt a resolution opposing the referendum and urging their supporters to vote it down. "We also are strongly opposed to using our State's constitution to legalize pot.
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Efforts to legalize marijuana in New Jersey are in the air. Single-engine prop planes - hired by two separate organizations - dragged pro-weed banners through the skies Saturday over the South Jersey beaches. The banners urged state residents to vote yes Nov. 3 on a ballot measure to legalize recreational cannabis use.
As New Jersey settles into a new political camp, many in the public safety and health professions continue to be concerned over the urgency to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The implied benefits from legalization have been trumpeted alongside a litany of sunny forecasts about flush budget coffers, free community college, restocked state pension accounts and reducing the disparate arrests of minority populations for simple marijuana possession.