New Jersey Governor Promotes Marijuana Legalization Referendum In New Ad

New Jersey Governor Promotes Marijuana Legalization Referendum In New Ad

In case he hasn’t made it abundantly clear already, the governor of New Jersey wants residents to vote in favor of a referendum to legalize marijuana this November. In his latest call-to-action, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) recorded a video that was released on Tuesday by the pro-legalization coalition NJ CAN 2020 to promote the measure. The governor made the case that the ongoing criminalization of cannabis in New Jersey wastes taxpayer dollars, and he emphasized that prohibition is enforced in a racially disproportionate manner. “$150 million. That’s what processing marijuana arrests costs New Jersey taxpayers every year—arrests that disproportionately impact young people of color and make it harder for them to get a job, a place to live, even a credit card,” Murphy said. “Join me in correcting this wrong by voting ‘yes’ on Public Question Number One to legalize and regulate adult-use marijuana.” “Eleven states and Washington, D.C. are already reaping the benefits of the job creation, economic development and, importantly, social justice reform that comes with legalization and regulation,” he added. “It’s time for us in New Jersey to join them. And it’s up to you to make it happen.” Murphy also flagged for voters that the legalization referendum may be on the back side of their ballot and that they should make sure they don’t inadvertently skip it. “Marijuana prohibition and the unjust penalties associated with it have done real damage to New Jersey’s black and brown communities,” he said. “Let’s fix it and turn the page…

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