New Jersey lawmakers are set to hear testimony on legalizing recreational cannabis in the state.
The judiciary committee is scheduled on Monday to hear from clergy, health professionals, law enforcement officials and other policy experts on Monday.
The hearing comes as lawmakers prepare for a lame-duck session of the Legislature and as Gov. Chris Christie spends time outside New Jersey campaigning for the Republican nomination for president.
Marijuana has been legalized for all uses in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska and for medical use in nearly 20 others, including New Jersey.
New Jersey’s medical marijuana law is among the most restrictive in the nation, with patients and doctors required to register with the state and each pay a $200 fee. T