N.J. Lawmaker To Introduce Legislation For Legalized Pot On Monday

NJ on their way! 🙂

CBS New York

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A lawmaker from Union County, N.J., is expected to introduce legislation next week that would legalize and tax marijuana.

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) announced plans in January to introduce a bill that would make pot legal to anyone 21 or over in the Garden State.

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As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, Scutari plans to introduce the bill Monday, and hold a news conference at the New Jersey Statehouse explaining the legislation and how it would work.

Scutari told WCBS 880 his plan would create needed tax revenues and allow police to focus on enforcing other crimes.

“Legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana will generate revenue in the state while saving millions of dollars spent each year on law enforcement,” said in January.

Voters in Colorado and Washington…

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