Rutgers’ Nelson weighs pros, cons of legal recreational marijuana

The wording of Public Question No. 1 on the New Jersey 2020 election ballot is simple enough: Do you approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called “cannabis”?

Should it pass, the resulting actions and reactions could become complicated.

“We have evidence from other states that have made this change, and like many issues we see in politics and philosophy, the interpretation is often subjective even when the data are objective,” said Rutgers University professor Dr. Lewis S. Nelson, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, in a Daily Targum story by Victoria Yeasky.

He added, “Social justice is a very credible argument that may be able to be fixed through appropriate legislation including decriminalization.”

Read Yeasky’s full story here.