When New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy was campaigning for that office back in 2017, he made enacting cannabis legalization in the Garden State a cornerstone of his stump speech. In fact, he repeatedly promised to deliver this historic change during his first 100 days in office.
Gov. Phil Murphy promised to legalize. New Jersey voters demanded it. Now Murphy and the legislature are fighting over the details.
“We have to talk about the legalization of marijuana through a social justice frame,” Murphy said in a televised debate.
“New Jersey has the largest white to non-white gap of persons incarcerated in America. We need comprehensive criminal justice reform. [Legalization] is not the only thing we can or should do, but lower end drug arrests are the…
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