New Jersey Now: July 23, 2018
Legal marijuana! Governor Murphy promised to legalize recreational cannabis on the campaign trail! But have efforts in the Legislature fizzled out, or is a fire about to be re-ignited for lawmakers to pass a bill sooner than later! As Murphy eyed tax revenues and social justice reform as his reasoning for legalization, opponents have remained steadfast with their own reasons, saying legal pot could cause more problems than solutions! Dianna Houenou, Policy Counsel for the ACLU of New Jersey, and Ijeoma Opara, Senior Advisor for NJ-RAMP (New Jersey Responsible Approaches to Marijuana Policy) debate the issue. The round table guests include Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman, Democratic Strategist Brendan Gill, John Reitmeyer of NJ Spotlight, and Mark Bonamo of TapIntoNewark.net.