New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA) President Scott Rudder issued the following statement today regarding legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in New Jersey not moving forward in the legislature:
“This is a disappointing day but over the coming weeks and months the NJCBA and advocates across the state will continue to work on educating those who still doubt the numerous benefits of legalization. We believe we see light at the end of the tunnel and that it is a matter of when, not if.
“That said, the fact that we have gotten this far is historic. It is a testament to the amount of work put in by supporters, advocates and legislators. While we await a vote in the Senate and Assembly, we will continue to hope for expansion of the state’s medical program. Thousands of people suffering from a variety of ailments must have greater access to medical cannabis. NJCBA looks forward to working with advocates, the business community and the governor to ensure this happens.”
About The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association
The NJCBA’s mission is to promote jobs and growth in a sustainable and responsible cannabis industry. Starting with the pioneers in the medical cannabis market to the emerging players in the adult-use space, the NJCBA’s focus is to make certain that decision makers and regulators understand and respect the needs of the CannaBusiness community and that our community remain responsible corporate citizens. Scott Rudder is a former Republican 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.