Debate Heats Up On Recreational Marijuana Legalization In NJ

Debate Heats Up On Recreational Marijuana Legalization In NJ


MARIJUANA FOR ADULTS OVER 21. CBS 2’S MEG BAKER HAS MORE FROM TRENTON. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE ABLE TO VOICE THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT THE LEGALIZATION OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA AT TODAY’S HEARING. WHERE ASSEMBLY AND SENATE COMMITTEES WILL DEBATE AND ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE ON THE BILL. IF PASSED TODAY, HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT, THE BILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO. THROUGH THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY BEFORE THE GOVERNOR’S DESK. IF THE GOVERNOR SIGNS IT, THE CREATOR OF THE BILL SAYS IT COULD BE AVAILABLE TO CONSUMERS BY JANUARY. WE ALL READY HAVE LICENSE FACILITIES SELLING MEDICAL MARIJUANA. PART OF THE BILL IS TO ALLOW THEM TO SELL LEGAL MARIJUANA TO ALL OF THOSE OVER 21 YEARS OF AGE. IMMEDIATELY UPON SIGNATURE. IF THEY CAN CERTIFY THEY HAVE ENOUGH PRODUCT TO DO IT. FACILITIES THAT ARE ALL READY OPEN FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES COULD OPEN THEIR DOORS TO THE PUBLIC BY THE END OF JANUARY. COMPANIES THAT APPLIED TO GROW AND SELL GO THROUGH A RIGOROUS REVIEW THAT TAKES MONTHS BEFORE THEY’RE APPROVED. MANY ARE IN THE PROCESS FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA. IF LEGALIZED, STATE SENATORS SAYS IT WOULD BE ROLLED OUT BY THE DOZEN. THEY’LL DETERMINE THE RIGHT NUMBER OF STORES TO STAY COMPETITIVE AND NOT FLOOD THE MARKET. THE POT PRICE WILL BE SET BY THE MARKET. HE WANTS IT TO BE COMPETITIVE ENOUGH TO TAKE OUT THE BLACK MARKET. GOVERNOR MURPHY CAMPAIGNED ON LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA. TODAY HE ADDRESSED THE PLAN. WE WANT TO TAKE THE BUSINESS OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE BAD GUYS. WE WANT TO PROTECT OUR KIDS. WE WANT TO REGULATE IT IN THE RIGHT WAY. AND IF WE CAN DO ALL THAT AND MAKE A FEW BUCKS, THAT’S CONCEPTUALLY SOMETHING I’M FOR. THE CURRENT BILL CAMS FOR A 12% STATE TAX AND A 2% LOCAL TAX. THE LOWEST TAX IN THE COUNTRY. WHILE SUPPORTERS SAY LEGALIZATION COULD MEAN BIG BUSINESS FOR THE GARDEN STATE, SOME ARE CONCERNED THE DRUG WOULD GET INTO THE HANDS OF MINORS MORE EASILY. THEY’RE NOT LOOKING AT THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN. WHERE A LOT OF THE SUBSTANCES AND PRODUCTS ARE IN THE FORM OF LIQUID, GUMMIES, AND OTHER EDIBLES THAT ARE AT RISK OF OUR CHILDREN — SUPPORTERS OF THE BILL DISAGREE. PEOPLE ARE INGESTING, SMOKING, EATING MARIJUANA ON A REGULAR BASIS THROUGHOUT NEW JERSEY. IT’S BEEN HAPPENING FOR 100 YEARS. THIS BILL IS NOT SOMETHING WE’RE SUGGESTING TO PEOPLE YOU SHOULD START INGESTING AND SMOKING MARIJUANA. BUT IT’S A RECOGNITION THAT PEOPLE ARE ALL READY DOING IT. THE MAYOR IS EXPECTED TO TESTIFY. HIS TOWN AND OTHER TOWNS HAVE BANNED TOGETHER TO CREATE

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  • I have a theory that many of the chronic illnesses we see today are partly due to a marijuana deficiency in people. Allow me to explain. Not too long ago cannabis was not illegal and was grown almost everywhere. Now, imagine for a sec that you secrete a hormone called 'the miracle hormone.' This miracle hormone has analgesic properties, as well as anti depressant, antianxiety, stimulates appetite, relieves nausea, stops seizures, prevents symptoms of Parkinson's, even decreases pressure in the eye. Now, imagine you are deficient in this hormone. Being deficient wouldn't be a problem because you'd supplement it since this miracle hormone would also be in the food that you eat. Now, this hormone has to attach to something so we'll just call that the miracle hormone receptor. Now, going back to it not being illegal, when it was grown everywhere, the cattle we consumed was that of which most likely periodically grazed on cannabis. This forced us to consume the cannabinoids in the cannabis that the cattle consumed. The cannabinoids attach to cannabinoid receptors. This is important. Cannabinoid receptors were only named that because they were discovered while researching cannabis. They also discovered we produce our own cannabinoids. Had these cannabinoids been discovered before the cannabis study, due to their highly beneficial effects, they would likely be called the miracle hormone that prevents probably hundreds of chronic illnesses and improves quality of life in many, many people. Then imagine we find the natural source of this hormone one day, a plant with high amounts of this miracle hormone. It would be called the miracle plant that contains the hormone that attaches to the miracle hormone receptors in our biology. Thus supplementing our deficiency. Thumbs if you think it's plausible lol.

  • Christopher Bolanos says:

    LOL Weed has been around for decades why raise the concern now about kids smoking ? In the end of the day its up to children to learn right from wrong and the best you can do is educate them and that has been going on for years…

  • Now people are never going to leave their parents basement and their parents are going to buy them a Unlimited Supply of snicker bars and Yoo-hoo

  • People are going to get it legal or not. So all the state is doing is lettin the black market say what's what, not knowing if the pot is laced with anything, where it being sold under proper conditions. Weed is NOT addictive. Compared to the opioid problem we have in NJ and around the country. Thanks BIG PHARMA!

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