On Feb. 20, 2018, the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association sponsored a seminar which had 250 state and local government officials in attendance.
According to CBS Philly, the officials, who were also joined by law enforcement, met in the city of Trenton to examine the possibility of legalizing cannabis in the state.
New Jersey’s current state government is controlled by Democrats, a helpful start for newly appointed Gov. Phil Murphy. Murphy voiced his support for cannabis legalization throughout his campaign, and moving to make New Jersey the 10th state to legalize the drug recreationally.
However, some democrats, like Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, still have some concerns on the matter. Chaparro is unsure of how legalization would affect the state’s youth.
The New Jersey Cannabusiness Association’s President Scott Rudder stressed that the seminar was created only to initiate dialogue between state and local officials on the topic.