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New Jersey: Legalization Bill Drop Imminent & Marijuana Myths Dispelled

New Jersey: Legalization Bill Drop Imminent & Marijuana Myths Dispelled

Won’t be long before Senator Nick Scutari drops a bill to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use in NJ.  I’m guessing his marijuana legalization bill hits the hopper on (or about) March 25th.  For folks like me working to end marijuana prohibition, that’s good news.  But late March isn’t far off so we don’t have much […]

Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

Each year New Jersey sends about 22,0000 people to jail for smoking pot.  Waging such a punitive drug policy is costly: annually we spend $127,000,000 clogging up our jails and legal system in the name of marijuana prohibition. But put those eye-popping numbers aside for a second.  Also, try to forget the racial disparity in pot […]

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Image Courtesy: Donkey Hotey Jay Lassiter, political consultant, sometimes writer for Ladybud Magazine and board member at the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey yesterday wrote on his blog for PolitickerNJ.com about the travails of the state bungled medical marijuana program and how Governor Christie’s political bullying isn’t simply directed at those who displease the beleaguered […]

Chris Christie Plays Politics with New Jersey Medical Marijuana Law, Patients Suffer

Chris Christie Plays Politics with New Jersey Medical Marijuana Law, Patients Suffer

(Trenton, NJ) — It’s hard to know why NJ Republican Governor Chris Christie remains so popular ‘cuz the truth is, he’s a bona fide prick. And if you care about medical marijuana (and the larger “War on Drugs”), we think you’ll agree. Take New Jersey’s medical marijuana program for example. When New Jersey’s so-called “Compassionate Care” bill became law […]

Gay Rights & Marijuana Activist Jay Lassiter: “Let’s Make Weed Sexy”

Gay Rights & Marijuana Activist Jay Lassiter: “Let’s Make Weed Sexy”

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher In 2009, lame-duck New Jersey Governor John Corzine (D) signed bills from the legislature both allowing same-sex marriage and medical marijuana in the state, knowing full well when incoming Republican Governor Chris Christie took office, he would veto both. “As a state, New Jersey is one of the hardest battlegrounds because it […]

New Jersey Patients Demand Chris Christie Implement Voter Approved Medical Marijuana Law

New Jersey Patients Demand Chris Christie Implement Voter Approved Medical Marijuana Law

On June 7, 2013, the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey (CMMNJ) held a press conference at the New Jersey State House in Trenton, NJ demanding Governor Chris Christie stop playing politics with the voter-approved medical marijuana law in the state. The press conference, spearheaded by political strategist Jay Lassiter, highlighted the hardships specifically created by Christie’s […]

Is Weed The New Wine? See Who’s Out In The Open Singing Pot’s Praises

Is Weed The New Wine? See Who’s Out In The Open Singing Pot’s Praises

Video and article from FOX29 Philadelphia featuring Jay Lassiter, Kevin Clough and Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher.  PHILADELPHIA -It is the most widely used illegal drug in the world. An estimated 18 million Americans say they are regular users of marijuana.But who is smoking pot may – or may – not surprise you. FOX 29’s Chris […]