Who’s against the new pot legalization bill in NJ? You’d be surprised

Ricardo Rivera was alone, surrounded by a crush of reporters and lobbyists, when he watched the unveiling Monday of a bill that would fully legalize marijuana in New Jersey.

Rivera’s daughter, Tuffy, 10, is a licensed medical marijuana patient who uses cannabis for seizures under the state’s seven-year-old program.  But Tuffy’s medicine costs nearly $600 a month, at about $300 an ounce, and Rivera was hopeful the bill would allow people to cultivate their own plants and save money. 

He left disappointed and determined to fight for a better bill. 

“We were the first state in the country to not allow

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