Gov. Chris Christie has long opposed legalizing recreational marijuana, recently calling the idea “beyond stupidity.’’ He won't be in charge soon.

TRENTON — Democratic lawmakers betting on a victory by their party in the New Jersey governor’s race want to begin work now on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana – a process that will be timed to allow them to wait out Republican Gov. Chris Christie's current staunch opposition.

Despite warnings from the Trump administration that a hands-off approach to marijuana in the states may end, the leading Democratic candidates for governor all support bringing Colorado-style pot laws to New Jersey.

The two top GOP candidates also say they are open to having marijuana decriminalized, and they support expanding the state’s existing medical marijuana program.

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Bob Jordan ~ APP.com

 

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