New Jersey’s New Governor Promises to Legalize Pot in His First 100 Days — Is That Even Possible?
Policy experts in the Garden State disagree on whether there’s enough legislative support to pass a cannabis bill as smoothly as Governor-Elect Phil Murphy’s pledge makes it seem.
Governor-Elect Phil Murphy made cannabis legalization a mainstream issue in his campaign to replace incumbent prohibitionist Chris Christie in New Jersey.
Having pledged to “legalize marijuana so police can focus resources on violent crimes,” Murphy has advocated for legalization on multiple counts, and one of his campaign promises was not only to legalize marijuana in New Jersey, but to do so within the first 100 days of his administration.
But now that he’s won the election, is it actually possible for Murphy to guarantee such a bold move?
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