The cannabis market already exists. Let’s regulate it.
DFCR Founder and President David Nathan co-authors an opinion piece with Paul Armentano regarding the upcoming vote to legalize cannabis in New Jersey.
Having spent many years working on marijuana policy, we’ve had ringside seats to the dramatic evolution of public opinion about cannabis legalization.
Today, 33 states have laws on the books regulating the production and dispensing of medical cannabis to qualified patients, while eleven states – encompassing one-quarter of the U.S. population – now regulate its non-medical use by adults. And more than two-thirds of Americans – including a majority of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans – favor making marijuana legal for those age 21 or older.
On Election Day, Garden State voters have the opportunity to make New Jersey the twelfth state to legalize, regulate, and tax the commercial marijuana market. It is critical that New Jerseyans vote YES on Question 1 in the interest of justice, public health, and fiscal responsibility.
Read the opinion piece by David Nathan and Paul Armentano at NJ.com