By the time you read this NJ will have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Ignoring “the science” as they find convenient to say, the American left plows ahead. For many like Murphy the motivation is votes and money disguised as empathy for those caught doing something illegal.
There are ways to fix a law that may discriminate, if that’s the case. Placing retail outlets for another drug on our streets is not necessary. Ride down the street of a minority or depressed neighborhood and note how many liquor stores you see, most selling lottery tickets. Now add marijuana shops and tell me the progress we have made, not to mention the physical and monetary harm we promote.
There are several organizations that don’t think it’s a good idea. The New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police is concerned that more people will be driving intoxicated. The New Jersey Psychiatric Association believes cannabis lowers cognitive performance in teenagers and disrupts processes for motivation. In a statement, the NJPA said marijuana impairs verbal learning, memory, and attention, and increases risk for psychosis. The New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (NJCCAP) warns that habitual users have “a greater risk of decreased academic performance, increased school dropout rates, decreased overall educational attainment and decreased workplace productivity.” The Medical Society of New Jersey agrees with NJPA and NJCCAP, but also worries that marijuana poses a risk to fetal development, and could aggravate respiratory diseases and other health conditions.https://www.inquirer.com/business/weed/election-ballot-legalize-marijuana-weed-new-jersey-cannabis-pennsylvania-home-delivery-20201020.html