BY BOB HOLT
Union County Senator Nicholas Scutari says that the war on marijuana has failed, and it is time to legalize it. But for all of his best intentions, Scutari’s idea is unlikely to see the light of day.
Scutari plans to introduce legislation that will make sale and taxing of marijuana in New Jersey legal.
“Anybody that looks at the facts, knows that the war on marijuana has been a miserable failure,” Scutari said, according to PIX 11. “We’re not delusional about how simple the effort would be, but I think from a standpoint of moving this state and this country forward on its archaic drug laws, I think it’s a step in the right direction.” Drug Policy Alliance statistics say that in 2010, more than 22,000 people were arrested for possession of marijuana in New Jersey.