Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Could Reap $300M for N.J.

May 31, 2016

Though Gov. Chris Christie opposes legalizing marijuana for recreational use, some groups are urging New Jersey lawmakers to consider the move to provide more money for the state budget.
Legalizing and taxing marijuana would raise at least $300 million a year for the state, according to Ari Rosmarin, public policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.
"It's time that New Jersey move from wasteful criminalization to revenue generation. It's time to stop waiting.