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NJ senator introduces new bill, would allow homegrown marijuana

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey residents could legally grow marijuana for personal use under legislation introduced this week by Senator Gerry Cardinale.

The bill, S-3407, is subject to the enactment of legislation legalizing the adult personal use of marijuana or cannabis.

“The people of New Jersey made it clear in November that they want to lift the prohibition on cannabis,” Cardinale (R-39) said. “Since then, the Legislature has spent three months fumbling around with what should have been a simple task, and complicated the legalization effort with countless fees, licensing and extra layers of bureaucracy.

“My bill more accurately reflects the intention of the voters,” Cardinale said. “If an adult wants to use marijuana for personal use, they should be allowed to cultivate it at home. We’re boiling legalization down to its most basic level.”

Cardinale’s measure would allow the possession of a maximum of six marijuana plants.

“By a 2-to-1 margin, voters approved legalizing pot,” Cardinale said. “This is what people voted for, not a complex web of special interests, political priorities, and expensive fees that will price legal pot out of the market for many residents. What will Murphy tax next? Growing carrots?”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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