Gov. Phil Murphy wants to close a loophole that would let cops use cannabis off the clock starting April 21


Last week, New Jersey’s acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin (D) made a big announcement: When recreational cannabis sales officially launch in New Jersey this Thursday (April 21), off-duty police officers will be able to consume legally, just like other adults. 

It didn’t take long, however, for lawmakers from both political parties to announce that they want to get rid of the policy, likely by modifying the state’s legalization laws.

Yesterday, April 18, Governor Phil Murphy (D) signaled his willingness to prevent cops from enjoying herb in their off-hours. “Would I be open minded to a legislative fix that would address this?” he…

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