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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo confessed this week that he doesn’t have the votes in the State Senate to push legalization forward.
New Jersey lawmakers have failed to make recreational marijuana a reality in the state, as a pivotal vote on legislation was called off Monday.
If legislators miss the March 25 deadline or fall short in the votes, the next time New Jersey would discuss legalizing recreational cannabis wouldn’t be until after the November election.
Anthony Weiner was seen around New York meeting with a potential investor for his future marijuana business, though the registered sex offender might run into legal complications.
Establishing a taxed and regulated system for the cannabis plant and its products has proven difficult for lawmakers in some parts of the country.
Despite the still-growing number of towns that have either already passed or are planning to pass bans on legal weed, support for marijuana legalization among New Jersey residents still appears quite strong.
While lawmakers have been mostly in agreement over details surrounding delivery, cannabis lounges, and expunging criminal records, they just cannot seem to agree on taxes.
In a nod to the benefits of legalizing prostitution, however, Guadagno did point out that prostitution is a victimless crime and would be even safer if regulated.