Colleen Mahr is very clear about the role municipalities will play if adult-use marijuana legislation is passed in New Jersey.
“This is a local issue,” says Mahr, the mayor of Fanwood and the incoming president of the New Jersey League of Municipalities. She says there are two key issues that have to be clearly addressed in the legislation: social justice and taxes.
“There really is a very strong sentiment that the expungement process has to be spelled out as much as possible in the bill,” Mahr told NJ Cannabis Media during a recent sit-down in Fanwood. “And what is the pathway for those who have been affected by the incarceration the most – how do they get to be a player or be a participant in this industry?”