Sam Wood | November 18, 2019 | Philadelphia Inquirer |
A majority of New Jersey residents support legal marijuana, polls show.
The majority of state legislators in Trenton do not.
In March, the Democratic-controlled Legislature scuttled a vote to legalize weed for adult recreational use when state Senate President Stephen Sweeney said there weren’t enough lawmakers on board to pass the bill.
“We recognize that the votes [in Trenton] just aren’t there,” said Sweeney (D., Gloucester) and State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D., Union) in a joint statement issued Monday. “We respect the positions taken by legislators on what is an issue of conscience.”
So Sweeney and Scutari want the voters to decide.
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