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: Long Island Police Investigating Death Of Man Found Lying On Sunrise Highway
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.