NJ: Public Assembly Hearing In Edison On Saturday

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An Assembly committee is meeting Saturday to hear testimony in an attempt to clear the haze surrounding the effects marijuana legislation would have on New Jersey.

The Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee will take testimony from invited speakers and the public on the impact of prospective marijuana legislation on the public health, criminal justice system and economy in New Jersey.

The hearing will start at 10 a.m. in the West Hall Parkview Room at Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave, Edison.

“The committee is eager to continue this discussion as it pertains to the public health, criminal justice system, and economy in our state,” said Assemblyman Joe Danielsen, a Demoratic representing portions of Middlesex and Somerset counties who chairs the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee. “We look forward to furthering our education on this subject as we listen to various viewpoints and consider all arguments.”

This is the first of three Saturday hearings the committee will hold throughout the state. The second hearing will be held on April 21 at Rowan University and the third hearing will be held on May 12 at Bergen County College.

The Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee will be hosting a series of  open forum hearings on prospective marijuana legislation on the public health, criminal justice system and economy.  There will be organizations and private citizens speaking and the event is open to the public.

Anyone wanting to speak can contact me, Danielsen’s office at 732-247-3999. Walk-up speakers will also be permitted.

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