Marijuana Blog

"I am not a fan in general of the idea of legalization of marijuana" - NJ Governor Chris Christie

Category: Politics | Posted on Fri, May, 25th 2012 by THCFinder

As a decriminalization bill makes its way through the New Jersey state legislature, Governor Chris Christie has said he opposes the legalization of cannabis. “"I am not a fan in general of the idea of legalization of marijuana," he said. But he also tried to sound neutral about the decriminalization bill.


"I'll have to see what the bill looks like if it gets to me," he said at a press conference. "I won't prejudge it."


Governor Christie’s position isn’t surprising since he has hopes of higher political office and doesn’t want to alienate his conservative base. But decriminalization and legalization are becoming increasingly popular, as evidenced by a series of recent polls. There will come a time when marijuana prohibition has no “base.”


Under the decriminalization bill, up to 15 grams of marijuana possession wouldn’t involve jail time, just a fine. The bill has 15 Democrat and 3 Republican sponsors in the legislature and cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee earlier this week.


An assembly vote on the bill was delayed so that a provision that directed a portion of the fines to drug education programs could be added.


One of the decriminalization bill’s sponsors - Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D) - said, "I am confident that with these amendments we will have a model decriminalization bill that realistically addresses persons charged with possession of marijuana. Unfortunately under current penalties, the punishment does not fit the crime."


Another provision that requires a judge to order a drug evaluation for three-time offenders may seem silly to some, but such are the compromises that are made on a political level to keep progress going.


Of course time will tell whether the bill will make it out of the legislature and to the Governor’s desk. Then it will be up to Chris Christie to decide.




Recent Articles


Blog Categories

Popular Articles

Latest Offers In Your Area
Recent Blog Posts
Download Our App! - Daily SPECIALS!
21.3 Miles Away | Ventura thru TO,
OG California Herbal Remedies
7.7 Miles Away | Los Angeles,
Big Bud Farms
15.4 Miles Away | Anaheim,
What strain are you smoking on today?
May 29, 2016 | Category: Fun
Marijuana Policy Project drops Ohio medical m
May 29, 2016 | Category: Medical Marijuana
Dude, Where's My Car? - Stoner Dog
May 29, 2016 | Category: Videos
Mobile Apps
Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved.
Dispensaries      Strains      About Us      Friends      API / Widgets      Privacy Policy      Terms of Use      Investors      Contact Us