Each of New Jersey's Democratic House members voted in favor of a proposed federal law that would decriminalize marijuana on Friday. The state's two Republican congress members voted no on the bill.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew
Citing ballot drop off, Stockton pollsters said they expected the margin to be slimmer than what their poll found. Usually found at the bottom of a ballot, the state’s three referendums are on the back side of mail-in ballots this year.
The poll found former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump 47%-45% in South Jersey, which the poll defines as including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem Counties.
Amid her campaign for Congress, the wife of one of the most prominent voices advocating for keeping marijuana illegal says that she supports federally reclassifying cannabis from its current restrictive status.
Amy Kennedy is one of the Democratic candidates for Congress seeking to unseat Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, after he flipped his party affiliation to Republican and pledged his “undying support” for President Trump.
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.