NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There was a push on Wednesday to legalize marijuana in New Jersey.
Gov. Chris Christie is against it, but a coalition of advocates is calling for change, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported.READ MORE: Retired FDNY Firefighter Suffering From 9/11-Related Illness In Need Of Lifesaving Bone Marrow Transplant
Right now it’s just a grass roots effort. A group of local prosecutors, civil rights leaders, medical experts and activists are seeking to legalize, tax and regulate the distribution and use of marijuana in the Garden State.
“The time has come to begin fixing our criminal justice system by ending unjust marijuana arrests,” New Jersey ACLU Executive Director Udi Ofer said.