In Arizona, police aren’t allowed to consume marijuana, recreationally or medicinally, so some of Jacobs’ former colleagues can’t partake like he can. Jacobs thinks more states should follow New Jersey’s lead. Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin reminded law enforcement chiefs recently that the New Jersey law allowing for recreational marijuana permits cops to consume it off duty.
Wood-Ridge Mayor Paul A. Sarlo has organized 10 of his fellow local elected officials in southwest Bergen County in an agreement for a coordinated policy regulating the cannabis industry within their municipal borders.
The Mayors and governing bodies of the municipalities in southwest Bergen County have determined that it is in the best interests of their communities to establish ordinances regulating the cannabis industry within their municipal borders.
Mayor Paul Sarlo noted that he believed Hasbrouck Heights measure was “pre-emptive” and noted that in his position in the New Jersey State Senate, as chairman of the budget committee, he anticipated that any bill to legalize marijuana would be coming through his committee.
“It is public knowledge that I have expressed great reservations” Sarlo said.
Sarlo stated that without knowing all the facts as the legislation, as far as tax and funding implications, Wood-Ridge did not need to act at this time.