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Decriminalization bill stuck, new women-led organization, SAFE Act has a chance

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Decriminalization bill will not go to vote before Election Day

There won’t be a vote before the Nov. 3 election on a bill that would decriminalize marijuana, a key state senator tells NJ Cannabis Insider.

But Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Union, said he would act “immediately” on the matter once voters decided whether to legalize the sale of marijuana to adults 21 and older.

We reported last month that Sen. Ronald Rice, D-Essex, demanded Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, and Scutari, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, to schedule Rice’s bill for a hearing.

When there was no response, Rice, who leads the Legislative Black Caucus, demanded Sweeney replace Scutari as chair. Sweeney took

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