New Jersey State Senator Ronald Rice, chairman of the state’s black caucus, has voiced concerns about the uses of marijuana if it were to be legalized in the state.
Rice, a democrat, has long been vocal in his opposition of the legalization of marijuana. In a recent interview, he gave the following comments on the situation:
“If, in fact, we legalize recreational marijuana … they’re going to put up stores that do retail selling of cupcakes with marijuana, candies with marijuana, sex toy oils with marijuana, lipsticks with marijuana, all those kind of products that kids can get and people can get.”
The comments come amid propositions from his fellow legislators that would amend New Jersey’s proposed recreational marijuana bill. The amendments include no limits on dispensaries, easier to clear criminal records, mandatory social equity and clear plans for tax revenue.