TRENTON – It’s the next step towards bringing legal growth to New Jersey.

It is at stake today when legislators are expected to vote for a bill that specifically covers New Jersey marijuana legalization.

If the marijuana legalization bill is approved by a joint session in Senate and Assembly Committees today, the next step would be a poll in both chambers – which may come as soon as next month – followed by Phil Murphy, the old man, who signs it in law.

“We are on the brink of a big change here in New Jersey,” said John Burzichelli, D-Salem, co-chairman of the Assembly’s Budget Committee. “It has been a long way, but today we are on the way to something very important, and it is not something that has been made unfortunate or ruthless. As we review this proposition, there are a lot of thoughts that are reflected.”

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The commission room where the bills will be heard every standing room-just well before the scheduled 10 o’clock in the morning, filled with both marijuana legalization advocates – a man wearing a hat with cartoon marijuana leaves On it – and opponent, buttons featuring a marijuana leaf and the letters “NJ” bear a big no symbol through them.

“How can it help us get a new drug in the market that will be promoted commercially to get more people to use it,” said a former American republic Patrick Kennedy III, D-Rhode Island, in an interview. “I just think it’s a bad public order. I’m a father of five children and I do not want these things to be actively promoted. It’s the new big tobacco.”

Senate and the parish’s budget budgets kicked off with Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Union, who sponsored and enchanted marijuana legalization in the Senate.

“It will stimulate the New Jersey economy as nothing ever before – a brand new industry that people can actually start from ground level up,” said Scutari. “We are on the verge of a historic event here, starting something and creating jobs that no other legislator has done before. We have that opportunity.”

“We have to take our head out of the sand. We must realize that what we tried simply do not work. “

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