House candidate Brigid Harrison announced her support for marijuana legalization Wednesday, calling for the federal government to take point on legalization.
It is imperative that the federal government take the lead on this issue. Currently, because of varying state laws, over 31,000 New Jerseyans and 660,000 Americans are arrested each year for doing something that many states have legalized,” Harrison said. “Federal, state, and municipal governments invest $3.6 billion enforcing marijuana laws, costing governments about $4390 per arrest, while ten states have legalized marijuana.”
Harrison, a well-known political science professor, has emerged as one of the early frontrunners for the Democratic nod to take on Rep. Jeff Van Drew