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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Yesterday New Jersey voters elected a governor who wants to legalize marijuana, while Virginia voters elected a governor who wants to eliminate criminal penalties for simple possession. Incoming New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat who defeated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, will succeed Republican Chris Christie, who as a candidate for his party's 2016 presidential nomination threatened to crack down on marijuana in states that have legalized it. Murphy, by contrast, thinks New Jersey should join that list.

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"The criminalization of marijuana has only served to clog our courts and cloud people's futures, so we will legalize marijuana," he said after winning the Democratic primary in June. "And while there are financial benefits, this is overwhelmingly about doing what is right and just." His campaign website promised to "legalize marijuana so police can focus resources on violent crimes."

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#1 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-12 12:06 PM | Reply

"The Parties Are The Same"
Signed,
Third Party Voters

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-12 12:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Basically this is the only silver lining to voting for someone like Phil Murphy. Since this is NJ there will undoubtedly be a ton of graft involved but it still makes more sense than the current policy.

#3 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-12 12:47 PM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY SULLY AT 2017-11-12 12:47 PM | FLAG: I have an old acquaintance who lives in Wildwood NJl and his only worry is the already very high taxes will be raised further. My advice to sell his beach house and move to Delaware as he just retired this year.

#4 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-11-12 01:16 PM | Reply

Ref my #4 post above: He is a lifelong dem voter so I doubt he'll take my advice - but will, no doubt, continue to complain about NJ taxes as he has for years.

#5 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-11-12 01:19 PM | Reply

Yea OK. I'm from Missouri.

#6 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-11-12 02:14 PM | Reply

"The Snoofy's Are The Same"
Signed,
Third Party Voters

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-12 03:27 PM | Reply

Here comes a Jersey Shore reboot.

#8 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-11-13 07:45 AM | Reply

Here comes a Jersey Shore reboot.

Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-11-13 07:45 AM | Reply

Oh Godddddddddddddd NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-13 07:47 AM | Reply

Good for them, but they're not going to legalize without heavy regulation that perpetuates institutional racism to make a cash grab. Maybe one day a state will actually get that part right.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-13 08:03 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-12 12:06 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

Then why in the hell didn't the Democrats do something about it on a federal level when they had the house, senate and the POTUS?

#11 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-11-13 09:27 AM | Reply

Haha that institutional racism comment is an absolute joke. Very Funny!

#12 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-11-13 10:28 AM | Reply

#12 | POSTED BY WILL123 AT 2017-11-13 10:28 AM | REPLY

Then you're a fool. Check arrest stats pre & post Colorado legalization, per race.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-13 11:52 AM | Reply

Then why in the hell didn't the Democrats do something about it on a federal level when they had the house, senate and the POTUS?
#11 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

Preoccupied with the recession and healthcare.

#14 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-13 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

because they can't walk and chew bubble gum at the same time?

#15 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-11-13 01:01 PM | Reply

Here comes a Jersey Shore reboot.

#8 | Posted by MUSTANG

You don't know the difference between coke and weed?

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-13 01:29 PM | Reply

reoccupied with the recession and healthcare.

#14 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES AT 2017-11-13 12:55 PM |

MJ rescheduling is a major healthcare issue, and it was within Obama's power to make it happen even without congress.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-13 01:29 PM | Reply

MJ rescheduling is a major healthcare issue, and it was within Obama's power to make it happen even without congress.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Yes. Of course if he had, all the rightwingers would be screaming about how the first black president just wanted to get everybody high.

Obama could do no right with republicans.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-13 01:40 PM | Reply

how the first black president just wanted to get everybody high.

#18 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-11-13 01:40 PM | REPLY

What's Bill Clinton got to do with this?

#19 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-13 01:55 PM | Reply

Yes. Of course if he had, all the rightwingers would be screaming about ho

#18 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-11-13 01:40 PM | REPLY

Take a deep breath. In your fury to point fingers at Republicans, you managed to make Obama look laughably weak.

"He won't order the most transformational regulatory review in US history, that will benefit tens of millions immediately, and billions over time, because Republicans will say mean things."

If that's the political calculus, then there is absolutely zero positive to say. I don't think he's as weak and stupid as you're making it out to be, and I'm interest in what his actual political calculus was.

#20 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-13 02:28 PM | Reply

Sure. Just name any President who has been less of a coward. Oh, you can't.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-13 02:37 PM | Reply

You'd have to ask Speaks, he's the one saying Obama is scared of Republicans saying mean things.

#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-13 02:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Take a deep breath. In your fury to point fingers at Republicans, you managed to make Obama look laughably weak.

"He won't order the most transformational regulatory review in US history, that will benefit tens of millions immediately, and billions over time, because Republicans will say mean things."

If that's the political calculus, then there is absolutely zero positive to say. I don't think he's as weak and stupid as you're making it out to be, and I'm interest in what his actual political calculus was.

#20 | Posted by sitzkrieg

That doesn't mean it's not true.

8 years of whipping via republican propaganda channels affected obama. He couldn't aggressively pursue putin attacking our election because of the same reason. Repubs would have screamed he's interferring and trying to start a dictatorship or some nonsense and all the morons would eat it up.

Obama could have helped the nation a lot more if repubs weren't dead set against anything he did, largely because of his skin color. Trump is STILL obsessed with undoing any policy with black cooties on it, even if it's something nonpartisan that helps everyone.

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-13 05:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

That doesn't mean it's not true.

#23 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-11-13 05:44 PM | FLAG:

Okay, so in your world Obama is a pathetic coward, beaten into submission by Republican propaganda. This is what held him back from actual change.

... that's laughably pathetic.

#24 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-14 07:14 AM | Reply

... that's laughably pathetic.

#24 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Sure is. He was beaten into submission by republican media and corporate donors.

And he is still a million times better than trump or dubya.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-14 02:40 PM | Reply

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