Officials meet to hear about marijuana legalization

More than 250 officials who attended the seminar, which was billed by the association as a way for local leaders to learn more about the issue and dispel myths and outdated information about the drug that is now considered legal for adult recreational use in eight states plus the District of Columbia.

TRENTON — Dozens of mayors, police officers, business leaders and other local officials came to the state capital on Tuesday in search of answers on one of the most controversial issues facing the state: Will New Jersey become the next state to legalize marijuana? And if it does, what will it mean?

“Everybody is thinking about it, so I want to know more,” Palmyra Mayor Michelle Arnold said during a morning seminar on medical marijuana expansion and legalization hosted by the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association.

Arnold was one of more than 250

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