Advocates for legalizing recreational cannabis talked about how creating a new industry could jump start South Jersey’s sluggish economy at a forum Wednesday hosted by Democratic congressional candidate Brigid Callahan Harrison, of Longport.
Harrison, one of seven candidates running in the Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-2nd, supports legalizing the drug on the national level.
Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate Brigid Callahan Harrison will host a public forum on the benefits of cannabis legalization and criminal justice reform in Atlantic City on March 4, her campaign announced Monday.
They are all Democrats, but the primary candidates vying for the right to challenge U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-2nd, differ on how they view legalization of recreational cannabis.
Montclair State University Professor Brigid Harrison, of Longport; West Cape May Commissioner John Francis; and former House Oversight Committee staffer Will Cunningham, of Vineland, favor legalization as a social justice and economic driver.
House candidate Brigid Harrison announced her support for marijuana legalization Wednesday, calling for the federal government to take point on legalization.