State Proposes Bold Law to Treat Pot Like Tobacco And Expunge All Records of Marijuana “Crimes”

After generations of repression marijuana is being legalised in some US states..  Of course they want to TAX it. But legalisation could bring welcome freedom and even reparations for the millions persecuted for its use, as well as having a positive knock on effect around the world.tabacco

Finding Truth In an Illusory World

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tabaccoBy Claire Bernish

Bold legislation introduced in New Jersey last week would not only treat cannabis like tobacco — legalizing it — but would expunge records for individuals previously convicted of certain marijuana-related ‘crimes.’

Should the bill, A4193, pass, convenience stores would be permitted to sell cannabis alongside cigarettes — available to anyone aged 19 and older.

“This bill would legalize marijuana by removing all criminal liability associated with marijuana from the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice … as well as its regulation as a controlled dangerous substance under the New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances Act,” the proposed law states.

Sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll — once deemed the state Legislature’s “Most Conservative” member, as the Newark Patch pointed out — the legislation “[l]egalizes marijuana and provides for records expungement for certain past marijuana offenses; treats marijuana products similar to tobacco products, including the use of civil…

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