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« on: February 22, 2021, 09:22:29 PM »

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat who promised this issue in 2017 when he ran for governor, signed marijuana legalization into state law......

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More than three years after he took office with hopes of legalizing marijuana in 100 days, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills that together launch a marijuana industry in New Jersey and put an end to thousands of arrests.

Republicans objected strenuously to the bill and New Jersey’s powerful Policemen’s Benevolent Association called it “anti-police”. Meanwhile, some of the state’s leading Black lawmakers, including Legislative Black Caucus Chair Ron Rice and Sen. Nia Gill (both D-Essex), said the legislation didn’t go far enough to hold law enforcement to account.





https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2021/02/22/new-jersey-legalizes-cannabis-after-years-of-failed-efforts-and-toxic-negotiations-1364873



https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2021/02/murphy-signs-nj-legal-weed-bills-ending-3-year-saga.html

https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2021/02/22/new-jersey-legalizes-cannabis-after-years-of-failed-efforts-and-toxic-negotiations-1364873

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 09:26:24 PM »

Marijuana should be legal, but driving under the influence should be absolutely penalized to the fullest extent of the law. Especially when it's kids.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 09:35:22 PM »

ACAB
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 09:41:10 PM »

REEFER MADNESS!
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 09:49:23 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 10:04:09 PM »

Now the police get paid the same for doing less work though.
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 10:11:59 PM »

lol

"Treacherous", "attack on law enforcement", "a law the state has made a trap"
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 10:18:31 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2021, 10:23:13 PM »


Yes, they are bastards in the system, but you still need them to handle violent crime. They don't need to be making stupid drug arrests...
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 12:33:06 AM »


Yes, they are bastards in the system, but you still need them to handle violent crime. They don't need to be making stupid drug arrests...

My opinion is there should be no such thing as violent crime, because the concept of crime shouldn't exist, thus eliminating the need for cops.
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 07:40:45 AM »

Now the police get paid the same for doing less work though.
but...
1.they need fewer cops
2.the cops don't have the "I smell weed" excuse to hassle poors/blacks
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2021, 07:50:50 AM »

I will expand on my earlier statement: there very well could be something wrong with part of this bill.  I don't know.  But what I do know is that this is another example of police unions freaking out over any change to their authority.  However bad the bill is, I'm fairly sure it isn't going to destroy their jobs.
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2021, 10:31:43 AM »

I don't understand police is upset about this? Such a change in law should actually relieve them from going after drug offenses and have more time and ressources to focus on other things.
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2021, 10:49:59 AM »

This is part of the reason for why cops are unpopular.
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2021, 10:51:43 AM »


Yes, they are bastards in the system, but you still need them to handle violent crime. They don't need to be making stupid drug arrests...

My opinion is there should be no such thing as violent crime, because the concept of crime shouldn't exist, thus eliminating the need for cops.

That's a ridiculous take, and I'm saying that as someone who skews anti-police.
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