By Leo Bridgewater and Scott Rudder
When you look at us and our backgrounds, on the surface, most people would not necessarily see two people with a lot in common. One grew up in the capital City of Trenton, the other in the woods of the Pine Barrens. Different childhoods. Different experiences. Yet we share many powerful bonds: We are both fathers, Army veterans, and both politically active, although in opposite political parties. And we have independently fought for years to legalize cannabis.
It was the common ground of ending cannabis prohibition that brought the two of us together. We see this as an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past, and establish a responsible, sustainable industry, with opportunities for the broadest cross-section of people in New Jersey.