The Garden State is overwhelmingly in support of legalizing marijuana.
New Jersey voters are on board with ending cannabis prohibition by a margin of 62 percent to 33 percent, a new poll shows. That includes strong majorities of Democrats, independents, men, women, whites, nonwhites and every age group except those older than 65.
A whopping 90 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 34 support cannabis legalization.
A separate question in the new Quinnipiac University survey, released on Wednesday, finds that voters support “erasing criminal records for marijuana possession,” 63 percent to 27 percent.
And when it comes to allowing legal marijuana sales in one’s own community, voters are comfortable with that to the tune of 50 percent to 45 percent.
The results of the new poll come just days after New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) said there are enough votes in the legislature to send a legalization bill to the desk of Gov. Phil Murphy (D), who made ending prohibition a centerpiece of his electoral campaign last year.
Senate and Assembly votes are expected next month.
The Quinnipiac poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percentage points.
New Jersey Senate President Says He Has The Votes To Legalize Marijuana
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New Jersey Voters Strongly Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Finds
Are you still waiting for a large quantity of cannabis to arrive at your home in Hazlet, New Jersey? If the answer is yes, authorities would like you to claim your missing package at the Hazlet Police Department. Hazlet Police officers made an outstanding discovery recently, after weary homeowners reported receiving several packages addressed to a person who did not reside at that address.
Officers promptly responded to the call, and opened the boxes in an attempt to find the name of the intended recipient. Instead, they were surprised with over 50 pounds of marijuana. After seizing the packages of marijuana, Hazlet detective Ted Wittke released a statement reporting that they had a street value of up to $100,000.
The department is now working with county, state, and federal officials to pinpoint exactly from where the package was shipped, as well as to find the person for whom it was originally intended.
While the investigation ensues, Hazlet police officials have released an official public announcement directed to the mystery package culprits:
“If you or anyone you know were expecting these packages and would like to claim them, please come to Police Headquarters.”
Photo credit: Hazlet Police Department
On Wednesday, Princeton University students got a stir when they were evacuated from their dorm rooms. A school official confirmed that over 100 students were sent scurrying from their dorms in the early morning hours after marijuana smoke triggered fire alarms.
University spokesman Martin Mbugua said that the smell of marijuana was prevalent in the music practice room in the basement of Forbes College. The sleepy-eyed students were allowed back into the dorm following the incident.
The university is the fourth oldest in the country and is consistently ranked among the best colleges in the US. With it’s prestigious Ivy League stature, we started wondering: Do smart students smoke more pot? The Discovery Channel’s team had the same question. Their answer may surprise you, watch the video.
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New Jersey medical cannabis patients an legalization advocates for a rally in Trenton yesterday, with approximately 75 people openly smoking joints across the street from the Statehouse in response to Gov. Chris Christie’s position on marijuana issues. The protest attracted more than 250 people, with zero arrests, organizers described it as a “very bold act of civil disobedience.”
Ken Wolski, executive director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana of New Jersey saw the rally as an essential step in moving the medical marijuana program forward in the state. “We’re pretty desperate. What other redress do we have for our grievances?” said Wolski. “I think this is a very nice crowd. I am very proud to be a part of this,” he continued.
About a year ago Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law in an effort to make the medical marijuana program more friendly for kids. This only happen after an outcry from a vocal group of parents looking for legal treatment options. That said, there are still no edible marijuana products available in New Jersey because the state Health Department is still in the process of reviewing applications for product safety and potency.
Photo Credt: NJ.com