NJCBA: Vitale comments on adult-use cannabis are “welcomed news”
New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA) President Scott Rudder issued the following statement Nov. 16, 2018, after Senator Joe Vitale (D-Middlesex) told POLITICO New Jersey that he is leaning towards supporting legalization of adult-use cannabis:
“This is welcomed news and shows momentum continuing to build for legalization. Senator Vitale is a well-known expert on health and health care issues in New Jersey. We appreciate him taking the time to learn about the numerous benefits of legalization, whether it be greater social justice, helping the state’s economy, or ending the failed war on cannabis. His support, coupled with the clear-cut support of a vast majority of New Jersey residents, is the latest proof that it is time New Jersey finally legalize adult-use cannabis and expand medical cannabis.”
Scott Rudder is a former state legislator, mayor, veteran and current government affairs executive. In addition to his government and political leadership roles, Scott led Business Development efforts for Lockheed Martin Corporation with a focus on energy systems and radar programs.