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6 Reasons NYT Endorsed Marijuana

6 Reasons NYT Endorsed Marijuana
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Congress essentially banned the use of marijuana in the United States with the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. The law was intended to prevent drug abuse, and to strengthen existing laws against it.

The New York Times feels that the time has passed for marijuana prohibition laws.

In a recent editorial, the Times advocated repealing the ban on marijuana for people over the age of 21. The paper says that marijuana is not as dangerous as alcohol, and enactment of laws regarding its use should be left in the hands of states.

Also according to the New York Times, arrests for possession of marijuana lean toward racism. The Times says a large number of young black men have been arrested for marijuana possession, creating new career criminals. And the Times says that addiction and dependence on marijuana are minor issues, compared to use of alcohol and tobacco.

 

Leadership is not Chris Christie

Leadership is not Chris Christie
BY LOUIS GREENWALD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

Leadership can include effectiveness, honesty and the ability to do the right thing, no matter the consequences.

It does not include panderin...

Attempts to Keep New Jersey Pension System Solvent Threatens Retirees

Attempts to Keep New Jersey Pension System Solvent Threatens Retirees
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

It is evident from hearing from retired public pension recipients that the “freeze” on “Cost of Living Adjustments” (COLAs) will have an impa...

New Jersey ‘farm to table’ eating makes for a healthier state

New Jersey ‘farm to table’ eating makes for a healthier state
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
FOR NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

The Garden State is living up to its name! Following a frigid winter and cool spring, crops like spinach, lettuce, asparagus and strawberries are rea...

Gov. Christie Must Practice What He Preaches

Gov. Christie Must Practice What He Preaches
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

The announcement a few weeks ago that the New Jersey State Government’s income and budgetary plans were facing a $803 million dollar shortfal...

Monetary Rape: Jersey's Budget Fiscal Responsibility is a Joke

Monetary Rape: Jersey's Budget Fiscal Responsibility is a Joke
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

“This plan is not only a matter of fairness and responsibility with pension payments, it is really about the full range of government se...

The Right of Way Not Taken: N.J. Legislators are Off Track

The Right of Way Not Taken: N.J. Legislators are Off Track
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Did someone put something in the drinking water of the Statehouse? What is going on with our legislators?

Property taxes are going to con...

American Dream Meadowlands: Will it be Dynamic or a Bust?

American Dream Meadowlands:  Will it be Dynamic or a Bust?
BY GINA G. SCALA
COMMENTARY
NEWJERSEYNESROOM.COM

No news is good news; so this week’s news that two longstanding department store anchors are looking to close their doors across the country is troublesom...

In Search of the Pathway to Happiness

In Search of the Pathway to Happiness
BY PAUL R. SHELLY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

They were men, most of them with good paying jobs in banking and sales. They owned, or had access to, many of the trappings of middle class ...

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