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  1. Ron Strider

    With Phil Murphy's Win, It's 'Full Steam Ahead' For Legal Marijuana

    Democrat Phil Murphy's victory in the governor's race Tuesday night drives New Jersey "full-steam ahead" toward legalizing marijuana and cultivating an estimated $1.3 billion industry, the sponsor of the legislation said. Throughout the campaign, Murphy has embraced the idea of making...
  2. Ron Strider

    NJ: Scutari Unveils Recreational Marijuana Legislation

    In light of the eight different states that have approved the use of recreational marijuana and more than 60 percent of people in the country favoring legalization, state Senate Judiciary Chairman Nicholas Scutari has announced he will introduce new legislation to legalize personal use of small...
  3. Ron Strider

    On Marijuana, Key NJ Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Make State More Like Colorado

    A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey, following the lead of eight other states, was introduced in the state Senate Monday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas Scutari, who led a bipartisan group of lawmakers to Colorado in October to see how legalization...
  4. K

    NJ Lawmakers See No Problems With Legalized Pot

    Trenton - Fresh from a fact-finding expedition to see Colorado's marijuana industry, none of the eight New Jersey lawmakers who went had a negative word about pot legalization for reporters at a standing-room-only news conference Thursday. "The sky hasn't fallen," State Sen. Nicolas Scutari...
  5. K

    Colorado's Cannabis Industry Draws Out-Of-State Interest

    Denver - Colorado marijuana operations are serving as a cannabis classroom for lawmakers across the country. This week, a delegation of Democrats and Republicans from the New Jersey legislature are spending time in Colorado hoping to learn the successes and challenges facing the industry...
  6. K

    Editorial - Follow The Money In Marijuana Debate

    Sen. Nicholas Scutari is an enthusiastic proponent of the full legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey, even more so after a recent fact-finding tour of Colorado, where pot has already been legal for more than two years. All jokes aside about what Scutari was doing out in...