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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:10 AM

Legal weed remains stalled in N.J. as politicians don't know how to solve this big issue

As New Jersey’s leaders aim to pass a bill by the end of next month to legalize marijuana in the state, they’re grappling with a damned-if-they-do, damned-if-they-don’t dilemma that’s threatening their efforts.

After more than a year of debate and wrangling, Gov. Phil Murphy and his fellow top Democrats remain a few votes short of the number they need to pass the measure — a cornerstone of Murphy’s agenda — in the state Legislature.

A big impediment to closing the gap is a provision that would clear the record of any resident who had been convicted of possessing between up to 5 pounds of weed.

Some lawmakers long considered possible supporters of the bill think that number is too high, four sources familiar with the situation told NJ Advance Media.

Read more: https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2019/04/legal-weed-remains-stalled-in-nj-because-politicians-dont-know-how-to-solve-one-big-issue.html

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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:02 PM

1. This should be easy to solve

If 5 lbs is too much, what do the holdouts want?

Most people who are arrested and convicted have less than a pound.

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