Rudder slams Republican chairs over resolution opposing marijuana legalizationPosted by On


The president of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association slammed Republican county chairs for passing a resolution opposing a legalization ballot referendum Thursday.

“This is such an incredibly short-sighted, poorly thought out decision,” Scott Rudder said. “We know the war on cannabis has been a total failure. We know it has disproportionately impacted minority communities and needlessly ruined the lives of many for no good reason. We know that many of the myths about cannabis — some of which the chairs clearly buy into — have been disproven.”

Earlier Thursday, the Republican County Chairmen’s Association announced it had unanimously approved a resolution opposing the referendum to legalize recreational cannabis in the Garden State, warning about underage smoking and links between cannabis use and certain psychiatric disorders.

Rudder, a Republican who served three terms in the Assembly between 2008 and 2014, said his party’s leadership had missed the…

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