New Jersey Sen. Michael Testa faulted the Legislature for the confused, problematic measure passed today to legalize the personal use of marijuana by adults.
“The tax structure on legal weed is so outrageous the street level dealers will have a field day, and almost all of the money generated by the greedy taxation will be funneled to – and wasted by – the usual money pits that already receive the bulk of state money and school aid.
“Even worse, the bill the Senate passed today fails to address the myriad of issues raised by businesses, hospitals and unions who will be caught in no-win situations when employees in high-risk, zero-tolerance positions test positive for now-legal marijuana. How can a transportation company deal with an employee who tests positive for smoking legal marijuana and placing the public at risk? Rather than addressing these very real concerns in legislation, Trenton Democrats turned their backs on employers who will inescapably end up in court, voted ‘yes,’ and lit the fuse.”