WASHINGTON (AP) -- Elected officials and drug-policy advocates hoped to make the nation's capital the first place on the East Coast with legal pot. They wanted to use the District of Columbia as further encouragement for states to make their own marijuana laws, and they were optimistic that Congress wouldn't intervene, pointing to a Republican caucus that's far from unified against pot.
The debate rages on over whether or not to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana vs. an out and out legalization of the sale and use of recreational pot - along the lines of what is allowed in Colorado.
Either way, we seem to be heading toward the day when lighting up a “j” in public will not get you a visit to the police station...
Licensed facilities would be allowed to grow and sell small amounts of marijuana in New Jersey, and residents 21 and older would be allowed to possess and grow a little bit of the drug, under a newly introduced bill sponsored by state Sen. Nick Scutari.
I never did get a chance to talk about this last night, so we'll give it a shot tonight.
Why shouldn't pot for recreational use be legalized already?
We live in the 21st Century knowing full well that there are drugs floating around far worse than marijuana...