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Local Officials Blast Proposal to Legalize Pot in Atlantic City

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The Pool After Dark, Harrah's, Atlantic City (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The Pool After Dark, Harrah’s, Atlantic City (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Gambling, nightclubs, the boardwalk – and legalized pot.

It could be a reality in Atlantic City if one North Jersey legislator gets his way. The proposal from Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer, Hunterdon) will be formally introduced in January, the lawmaker said in an interview with New Jersey 101.5 radio over the weekend.

Gusciora said legalizing marijuana in Atlantic City would bring a new crop of gamblers to the state and rejuvenate the city’s tourism economy. The proposal is being supported by Atlantic City Council President Frank Gilliam.

“I think people from across the country would come out here for vacations and take advantage of legalized recreational marijuana. No other casino offers this, not even Nevada, so this would be unique. It’s a way for our casinos to say that we have a unique experience,” Guscciora told the radio station.
The idea is being fiercely opposed by Ocean County officials, who say legalizing marijuana in the city would have a negative impact on the county.
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“This is a ridiculous idea to attract people from other states just so they can get high in Atlantic City,” said Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari. “This is not the element we want at the Jersey Shore.”

Vicari also said he worries that people will drive their cars northbound on the Garden State Parkway after smoking marijuana in Atlantic City, endangering motorists.

Freeholder Gerry P. Little called Gusciora’s plan “one of the most ludicrous ideas ever proposed on the Statehouse floor.”

“Our Ocean County Health Department is working hard to educate children about the dangers of smoking and drug use,” Little said. “This absurd legislation would legalize the use of a gateway drug when both Atlantic City and surrounding communities are fighting a heroin epidemic.”


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  • Brian Kelly

    Politicians who continue to demonize Marijuana, Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Marijuana possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through Marijuana home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called “Addiction Specialists” who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose marijuana, – Your actions go against The Will of The People and Your Days In Office Are Numbered! Find new careers before you don’t have one.

    The People have spoken! Get on-board with Marijuana Legalization Nationwide, or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice.

    Legalize Nationwide!

    • Brian Kelly

      There is absolutely no doubt now that the majority of Americans want to completely legalize marijuana nationwide. Our numbers grow on a daily basis.

      The prohibitionist view on marijuana is the viewpoint of a minority and rapidly shrinking percentage of Americans. It is based upon decades of lies and propaganda.

      Each and every tired old lie they have propagated has been thoroughly proven false by both science and society.

      Their tired old rhetoric no longer holds any validity. The vast majority of Americans have seen through the sham of marijuana prohibition in this day and age. The number of prohibitionists left shrinks on a daily basis.

      With their credibility shattered, and their not so hidden agendas visible to a much wiser public, what’s left for a marijuana prohibitionist to do?

      Maybe, just come to terms with the fact that Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that’s approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think, and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

      Legalize Nationwide!…and Support All Marijuana Legalization Efforts!

      • Brian Kelly

        The “Gateway Myth” has been proven false over and over again. Correlation doesn’t equal causation.

        If prohibitionist politicians really want to protect families from a drug proven to destroy lives and families, then they should be up in arms, protesting the legality of booze.

        Alcohol is the drug that causes the most traffic fatalities and domestic violence by a huge landslide.

        More so than all other drugs, combined.

        Why doesn’t that concern you prohibitionist politicians even more? It should.

        “Marijuana Is Gateway Drug” Theory Debunked, Again
        http://www.opposingviews.com/i/marijuana-is-gateway-drug-theory-debunked-again

        Marijuana a “Gateway” Drug? Scientists Call Theory Half-Baked
        http://www.cbsnews.com/news/marijuana-a-gateway-drug-scientists-call-theory-half-baked/

        Marijuana as a Gateway Drug: The Myth That Will Not Die
        http://healthland.time.com/2010/10/29/marijuna-as-a-gateway-drug-the-myth-that-will-not-die/#ixzz2s5nDwiDS

        Seven Studies That Debunk the Gateway Myth
        http://inorml.com/blog/2012/11/25/seven-studies-that-debunk-the-gateway-myth/

      • Brian Kelly

        Legalizing Marijuana will not create a massive influx of marijuana impaired drivers our roads.

        It will not create an influx of professionals (doctors, pilots, bus drivers, etc..) under the influence on the job either.

        This is a prohibitionist propaganda scare tactic.

        Truth: Responsible drivers don’t drive while intoxicated on any substance period!

        Irresponsible drivers are already on our roads, and they will drive while intoxicated regardless of their drug of choice’s legality.

        Therefore, legalizing marijuana will have little to zero impact on the amount of marijuana impaired drivers on our roads.

        The same thing applies to people being under the influence of marijuana on the job.

        Responsible people do not go to work impaired, period. Regardless of their drug of choice’s legality.

      • Brian Kelly

        Let’s not intentionally try to alarm and worry the public about legalizing “all drugs” right now.

        That concept is often used as a scare-tactic by prohibitionists in an attempt to frighten the public away from marijuana legalization by clumping marijuana legalization in with the legalization of other drugs which are far more scary and dangerous than relatively benign,often healing marijuana.

        Marijuana is just about the safest drug out there. Legal or not, and much less dangerous than perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised, often glorified alcohol consumption.

        Which makes marijuana legalization unique, and certainly a much different, and far more urgent matter than the legalization of “all drugs” right now.

        Let’s not lose focus on the real issue at hand here. Marijuana, the only currently illegal recreational drug that is much safer than perfectly legal alcohol.

        Legalize Marijuana Nationwide!

      • Brian Kelly

        Fear of Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is unfounded. Not based on any science or fact whatsoever. So please prohibitionists, we beg you to give your scare tactics, “Conspiracy Theories” and “Doomsday Scenarios” over the inevitable Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide a rest. Nobody is buying them anymore these days. Okay?

        Furthermore, if all prohibitionists get when they look into that nice, big and shiny, crystal ball of theirs, while wondering about the future of marijuana legalization, is horror, doom, and despair, well then I suggest they return that thing as quickly as possible and reclaim the money they shelled out for it, since it’s obviously defective.

        The prohibition of marijuana has not decreased the supply nor the demand for marijuana at all. Not one single iota, and it never will. Just a huge and complete waste of our tax dollars to continue criminalizing citizens for choosing a natural, non-toxic, relatively benign plant proven to be much safer than alcohol.

        If prohibitionists are going to take it upon themselves to worry about “saving us all” from ourselves, then they need to start with the drug that causes more death and destruction than every other drug in the world COMBINED, which is alcohol!

        Why do prohibitionists feel the continued need to vilify and demonize marijuana when they could more wisely focus their efforts on a real, proven killer, alcohol, which again causes more destruction, violence, and death than all other drugs, COMBINED?

        Prohibitionists really should get their priorities straight and/or practice a little live and let live. They’ll live longer, happier, and healthier, with a lot less stress if they refrain from being bent on trying to control others through Draconian Marijuana Laws.

      • Brian Kelly

        In the prohibitionist’s world, anybody who consumes the slightest amount of marijuana responsibly in the privacy of their own homes are “stoners” and “dopers” that need to be incarcerated in order to to protect society.

        In their world, any marijuana use equates to marijuana abuse, and it is their God given duty to worry about “saving us all” from the “evils” of marijuana use.

        Who are they to tell us we can’t choose marijuana, the safer choice instead of alcohol for relaxation, after a long, hard day, in the privacy of our own homes?

        People who use marijuana are smart, honest, hard working, educated, and successful people too, who “follow the law” also.(except for their marijuana consumption under it’s current prohibition of course) .

        Not the stereotypical live at home losers prohibitionists make us out to be. We are doctors, lawyers, professors, movie stars, and politicians too.

        Several Presidents of The United States themselves, along with Justin Trudeau, Bill Gates, and Carl Sagan have all confessed to their marijuana use. As have a long and extensive list of successful people throughout history at one point or other in their lives.

        Although that doesn’t mean a dam thing to people who will make comments like “dopers” and “stoners” about anybody who uses the slightest amount of Marijuana although it is way safer than alcohol.

        To these people any use equals abuse, and that is really ignorant and full of hypocrisy. While our society promotes, advertises, and even glorifies alcohol consumption like it’s an All American pastime.

        There is nothing worse about relaxing with a little marijuana after a long hard day than having a drink or two of alcohol.

        So come off those high horses of yours. Who are you to dictate to the rest of society that we can’t enjoy Marijuana, the safer choice over alcohol, in the privacy of our own homes?

        We’ve worked real hard our whole lives to provide for our loved ones. We don’t appreciate prohibitionists trying to impose their will and morals upon us all.

        Has a marijuana user ever forced you to use it? Probably not. So nobody has the right to force us not to either.

        Don’t try to impose your morality and “clean living” upon all of us with Draconian Marijuana Laws, and we won’t think you’re such prohibitionist hypocrites.

        Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

      • Brian Kelly

        The “War on Marijuana” has been a complete and utter failure. It is the largest component of the broader yet equally unsuccessful “War on Drugs” that has cost our country over a trillion dollars.

        Instead of The United States wasting Billions upon Billions more of our tax dollars fighting a never ending “War on Marijuana”, lets generate Billions of dollars, and improve the deficit instead. It’s a no brainer.

        The Prohibition of Marijuana has also ruined the lives of many of our loved ones. In numbers greater than any other nation, our loved ones are being sent to jail and are being given permanent criminal records which ruin their chances of employment for the rest of their lives, and for what reason?

        Marijuana is much safer to consume than alcohol. Yet do we lock people up for choosing to drink?

        Even The President of the United States has used marijuana. Has it hurt his chances at succeeding in life? If he had gotten caught by the police during his college years, he may have very well still been in prison today! Beyond that, he would then be fortunate to even be able to find a minimum wage job that would consider hiring him with a permanent criminal record. Let’s end this hypocrisy now!

        The government should never attempt to legislate morality by creating victim-less marijuana “crimes” because it simply does not work and costs the taxpayers a fortune.

        Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that’s approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

        Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

      • Brian Kelly

        “Smoking marijuana is 114 times safer than drinking alcohol”

        http://rt.com/usa/234903-marijuana-safer-alcohol-deadly/

        “Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say”

        “Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say New study: We should stop fighting marijuana legalization and focus on alcohol and tobacco instead By Christopher Ingraham February 23

        Compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol — marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use.

        Those are the top-line findings of recent research published in the journal Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of Nature. Researchers sought to quantify the risk of death associated with the use of a variety of commonly used substances. They found that at the level of individual use, alcohol was the deadliest substance, followed by heroin and cocaine.”

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/23/marijuana-may-be-even-safer-than-previously-thought-researchers-say/

        “The report discovered that marijuana is 114 times less deadly than alcohol. Researchers were able to determine this by comparing the lethal doses with the amount of typical use. Through this approach, marijuana had the lowest mortality risk to users out of all the drugs they studied. In fact—because the numbers were crossed with typical daily use—marijuana is the only drug that tested as “low risk.”

        http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/02/scientific-reports-weed-114-safer-alcohol

      • Chief Wahoo

        MILK IS A GATEWAY TO HEROIN. EVERY HEROIN ADDICT HAS DRANK MILK AS A CHILD. Legally marijuana is a good idea. For the people. The prison industrial complex. Not so. much….so you will just have to keep smoking quietly. For now. Until it finally all collapses and the tyrant parasites leave us alone for good.

      • Scott

        Brian easy big fella. It can’t be that important to you my goodness. There are just as many articles that say the opposite of the many you posted.

      • Brian Kelly

        The prohibitionist view on marijuana is based upon decades of lies and propaganda put forth largely by The National Institute On Drug Abuse, commonly referred to as NIDA .

        “While U.S. officials defend their monopoly, critics say the government is hogging all the pot and giving it mainly to researchers who want to find harms linked to the drug.

        U.S. officials say the federal government must be the sole supplier of legal marijuana in order to comply with a 1961 international drug-control treaty. But they admit they’ve done relatively little to fund pot research projects looking for marijuana’s benefits, following their mandate to focus on abuse and addiction.

        “We’ve been studying marijuana since our inception. Of course, the large majority of that research has been on the deleterious effects, the harmful effects, on cognition, behavior and so forth,” said Steven Gust, special assistant to the director at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which was created in 1974.”

        Each and every tired old lie NIDA has propagated has been thoroughly proven false by both science and society.

      • Scott

        Anytime I here things like “decades of lies and propaganda” “monopoly” every tired old lie” it says a lot to me.

      • Dominick Carnevale

        It is important. We are arresting our children and grandchildren at an alarming rate. It’s time to end the Prohibition that is based only on lies and greed of big business.

      • Scott

        Correlation does not equal causation. I like it! Now if we could only get that quote into the Global warming discussion .

  • Chief Wahoo

    HA HA. Dopes on both sides. And desperate dopes at that. Bet you if Vicari gets himself a cut of the buds, he would change his mind quicker than he could say hey baby sit on Pappas lap.

  • JW

    Why stop at just Atlantic City? LEGALIZE IT EVERYWHERE! IT’S A PLANT, NOT A DRUG!

  • Mark Story Jenks

    I used to work with a couple of pot heads, and let me tell ya, they were dopes.

    • Brian Kelly

      Mark,

      A long list of successful people have admitted to partaking in marijuana in their lives, including:

      PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
      “When I was a kid, I inhaled frequently. That was the point.”

      OPRAH WINFREY
      “To kick things off, [television show host Andy Cohen] asked the last time Winfrey had smoked marijuana. ‘Uh … 1982,’ Winfrey replied. ‘Let’s hang out after the show,’ Cohen joked. ‘Okay,’ Winfrey laughed. ‘I hear it’s gotten better.'”

      (Source: Bravo)

      PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
      “I experimented with marijuana a time or two.”

      (Source: YouTube)

      ASSOCIATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE
      “The White House said today that Judge Clarence Thomas, President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee, had smoked marijuana while in college.”

      (Source: New York Times)

      STEPHEN COLBERT
      “First, [in high school], I smoked a lot of pot…and that’s how I got to know the people ‘half in’ the society of my high school and we waved at each other over the bong. Then I got to know people by making jokes.”

      (Source: San Francisco Chronicle Interview (January 2006))

      JON STEWART
      “Do you know how many movies I wrote when I was high?”

      JOHN KERRY
      “Yes.” [In response to the question: “Which of you are ready to admit to having used marijuana in the past?”]

      (Source: On The Issues)

      GEORGE SOROS
      “He said he had tried marijuana, enjoyed it, ‘but it did not become a habit and I have not tasted it in many years.'”

      (Source: Reuters, 2/6/97)

      BILL MAHER
      “Look, I have never made a secret of the fact that I have tried marijuana… About 50,000 times.”

      (Source: YouTube)

      BILL GATES
      “As for drugs – well, Gates was certainly not unusual there. Marijuana was the pharmaceutical of choice…”

      (Source: Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry–and Made Himself the Richest Man in America)

      PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
      “I wouldn’t answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried.”

      (Source: New York Times)

      GOV. ANDREW CUOMO
      “I did experiment with marijuana when I was a youth.”

      (Source: New York Daily News)

      SEN. RAND PAUL
      (Source: GQ Magazine)

      SANJAY GUPTA
      “I have tried it.”

      (Source: CNN)

      GEORGE CLOONEY
      “The owner of a local cannabis café told reporters George Clooney was no stranger there.”

      (Source: The Weed Blog)

      MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG
      ”You bet I did. And I enjoyed it.”

      (Source: New York Times)

      The list goes on and on.

    • Brian Kelly

      Mark,

      How about the people you used to work with that enjoy an occasional alcoholic beverage? Do you refer to them all as “drunks”? Were they all geniuses?

      Name calling and stereotyping. It’s all that prohibitionists have left to offer society since virtually every piece of marijuana propaganda out there has been thoroughly debunked, and completely dismissed by a smarter than prohibitionists thought public.

      Nobody can provide a real reason to continue the “War on Marijuana” because there isn’t one.

      You know, a little live and let live goes a real long way in ensuring a very long, stress and anger free life. If you don’t like marijuana, then by all means don’t use it. Allow others to make their own choices about marijuana.

      The government has no business attempting to legislate morality by creating victim-less marijuana “crimes” because it simply doesn’t work and has already cost the taxpayers a fortune.

      • Mark Story Jenks

        Are you talking about moderation? Because I wasn’t.

    • Dominick Carnevale

      I used to work with a couple of drunks, and let me tell ya, they were dopes, until they died from sclerosis of the liver.

      • Mark Story Jenks

        Well, I’m still here. So far.

      • Dominick Carnevale

        I’m sure your family is so proud that you’re a drunk instead of an herb enjoyer.

  • craigoftruth

    My guess is that Vicari is okay with people driving up the parkway drunk from Atlantic City since they serve alcohol there. I think that this is a great idea whose time is long overdue to make Atlantic City a fun and exciting city again.

    • Frank Rizzo

      You think this is a great idea only to legalize the poor behavior of yourself and others who already use this illegal substance. On one hand you liberals rail against smoking…yet you demand this form of smoking to be legalized…There are health concerns here with this not to mention intoxication…typical liberal..only concerned with what you want while you demand anything you oppose to be banned….there is nothing tolerant about any of you..

      • JW

        You done ranting Frank? Nobody cares about your hatefests. Might as well yell at a cloud

  • Scott
    • Brian Kelly

      There is absolutely no doubt now that the majority of Americans want to completely legalize marijuana nationwide. Our numbers grow on a daily basis.

      The prohibitionist view on marijuana is the viewpoint of a minority of Americans.. It is based upon decades of lies and propaganda put forth largely by The National Institute On Drug Abuse, commonly referred to as NIDA .

      “While U.S. officials defend their monopoly, critics say the government is hogging all the pot and giving it mainly to researchers who want to find harms linked to the drug.

      U.S. officials say the federal government must be the sole supplier of legal marijuana in order to comply with a 1961 international drug-control treaty. But they admit they’ve done relatively little to fund pot research projects looking for marijuana’s benefits, following their mandate to focus on abuse and addiction.

      “We’ve been studying marijuana since our inception. Of course, the large majority of that research has been on the deleterious effects, the harmful effects, on cognition, behavior and so forth,” said Steven Gust, special assistant to the director at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which was created in 1974.”

      Each and every tired old lie NIDA has propagated has been thoroughly proven false by both science and society.

      Their tired old rhetoric no longer holds any validity. The majority of Americans have seen through the sham of marijuana prohibition in this day and age. The number of prohibitionists left shrinks on a daily basis.

      With their credibility shattered, and their not so hidden agendas visible to a much wiser public, what’s left for The National Institute On Drug Abuse to do?

      Maybe, just come to terms with the fact that Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that’s approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think, and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

      Legalize Nationwide!…and Support All Marijuana Legalization Efforts!

    • Brian Kelly

      Scott a.k.a Infamous Online Prohibitionist,

      If I were you and worried so much about “saving all of us” adults from ourselves, under the guise of protecting “The Children”, well then, I’d begin with the deadliest drug, which causes more broken homes, domestic violence, and traffic fatalities than all other drugs, combined, which is alcohol.

      Yet alcohol remains perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised, even glorified as an All American pastime.

      Why doesn’t the much more prevalent, more widely abused, use of alcohol concern you much more than marijuana which is a relatively benign drug when compared to all other ones?

      Protesting the legality of booze should be your number one priority if you are truly so concerned about “saving us all” from ourselves.

      Regarding “The Children”,

      Let’s not use “The Children” as an excuse to prohibit and criminalize adult use of a natural plant far less dangerous than perfectly legal alcohol because nobody condones child use, and this is about allowing adults only to choose marijuana.

      It’s our responsibility as parents by to educate our children on drug use. It’s not the government’s job to force Draconian Marijuana Laws upon every adult citizen under the guise of protecting “The Children”.

      What message are we sending our children when it is easier for them to obtain marijuana now with it being illegal than it is for them to buy alcohol?

      It doesn’t take the intellect of a genius to understand that stores card kids for I.D. Thugs and gang members do not. They also push the real hard drugs on children. Stores do not.

      Marijuana legalization will make it harder for children to obtain it.

      What message does it send our children when the President of The United States himself alongside a long list of successful people openly admit regular pot use at one time or another in their lives?

      While we tell our kids how it will ruin their futures, and then ensure so, by allowing our government to to jail our children and give them permanent criminal records when they get caught with a little Marijuana. Especially, if they are the wrong skin color or from the “wrong neighborhood”. Which in turn, ruins their chances of employment for life.

      The Prohibition of Marijuana is the wrong message to send our children while we glorify, advertise and promote the much more dangerous use of alcohol like it’s an all American pastime.

      The worst thing about marijuana and our children is what happens to them when they get caught up in the criminal justice system due to it’s prohibition.

      Protect “The Children” and Our Neighborhoods Through The Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Nationwide!

      • Scott

        Brian what are you talking about? Please tell me what my position is on Legalizing Marijuana? Can somebody have a discussion and point out different views? It really makes me think when somebody can be so resentful when somebody, me, takes no stated position but others assume. Scary sometimes.

      • Brian Kelly

        Scott.

        You claim you “stated no position” yet link us to N.I.D.A based anti-marijuana propaganda?

        Interesting…..

        You “Big Advocate”, you….(wink-wink) lol

        *yawns*

      • Scott

        Well Brian I look at both sides of an issue. Interesting.

      • Scott

        I think somebody is paranoid **wink wink LOL

      • Brian Kelly

        Scott, – In Regards to:
        “Well Brian I look at both sides of an issue. Interesting.”

        Really Scott, “both sides”?

        So, out of curiosity, when exactly are you going to be posting your PRO-Marijuana Legalization argument?

        Still waiting for your PRO-Marijuana Legalization argument….

      • Scott

        Truthfully it is none of your business. If you want to legalize pot more power to you. Go to the State capital, talk to your state senator, your local assemblymen, I think that is fine. If you are correct that more people are for it, it will become law. Nothing more complicated than that.

      • Brian Kelly

        Scott,

        Truthfully, you made it our business when you came on this message board to make snarky negative comments on Pro-Marijuana Legalization comments and posted links to N.I.D.A based propaganda, then had the nerve to claim that you “look at both sides of an issue”.

        So, now we ask you to provide all of us your Pro-Marijuana Legalization side of the issue too and you say it’s “none of your business”?

        So, can we now all safely assume that you are completely against Marijuana Legalization Scott?

      • Scott

        Brian I want to make sure we are on the same page here. We are discussing legalizing marijuana right? Can give me 2 of my “snarky negative comments”? I am glad that this issue is not that important to me.

      • Scott

        Just as I thought, no response. Have a very Merry Christmas!!

      • Scott

        It is obviously something that is important to you. It means very little to me. I am interested in all political issues some more than others. Sorry if you cant accept that.

      • Brian Kelly

        I think somebody is a drunk prohibitionist **wink wink** LMAO

  • Dominick Carnevale

    If Nevada ends Prohibition in 2016 Atlantic City is really finished.

  • Goodgrief

    Marijuana certainly has it’s loyal PR people. This generated a lot of postings.

  • Spell Check

    You pathetic people should realize that pot is safe heroin is bad. your local doctors prescribe heroin to you and your children and everyone looks the other way. studies show pot helps injured veterans more than any other item. I am a Disabled Veteran and a local who goes to AC frequently. this proposal will bring NJ shore tourism. we should be happy for this because lets be honest the jersey shore is no vacation spot we have pathetic beaches and shitty seasonal weather.. we should embrace any way to get people to Atlantic city and help the states economy. this legislation is not going to get passed until Chris Cristie is out of office plain and simple. Pot has been recommended over Oxycontin aka “synthetic heroin” to me. but shitty political leaders call it a drug and make me fell as if im a bad person. Have any of you pathetic people ever been unable to eat for two meals and in extreme pain because of life long injuries occurred because of a shitty US government. The tax payers will get me addicted to eating 100s of Oxycontin and ruin my life and let me become the statistic of suicide veterans. or instead legalize medical marijuana and change the process of the government scam where a medical card cost to much to afford with not one dollar of insurance going toward it and costing over $500 an oz for it. Wake up and allow this to happen before we lose Atlantic city entirely.

    • Scott

      Spellcheck who said pot wasn’t safe?

      • Spell Check

        Did you read the article? I suggest you do

        “Our Ocean County Health Department is working hard to educate children about the dangers of smoking and drug use,” Little said. “This absurd legislation would legalize the use of a gateway drug when both Atlantic City and surrounding communities are fighting a heroin epidemic.”

        This is a statement from a person who is to dumb to hold public office in our state. I am ashamed a ocean county legislator said this . I will run against this man for this reason alone he is an asshole. Pot is literally a gateway drug to preventing heroin if you had any intelligence . But this man probably would vote for Pfizer and other companies to get tax breaks while they are the the next secret Like ciggerettes legislate the painkillers. You have junkies robbing our cars and homes but we want to blame the town issues on the people smoking pot to get through there day to day lives working hard and paying taxes for the assholes to do actual drugs and collect welfare. Freeholder Gary little you are an idiot & need to wake up from your dumb 1950’s mentality. allow this stuff to occur. The ocean county legislators should have not one single day in what Atlantic county does and should only hope it could be legalized on only beach towns on the shore. Ocean county could benefit drastically. Seaside heights is a garbage out and I could finally see a single tourist coming to ocean county. This could revitalize seaside , asbury, long beach island, all could benefit with beach town legailzation. And remember crappy ocean county legislators Lakewood is continuing to expand east into brick and toms river our county is on the verge of collapse we need to be alert.

      • Scott

        Spellcheck, you started you comment by saying “You pathetic people ” I assumed you were referring to the comments by me and others, if you were not I apologize. People driving after smoking pot can be dangerous, I assume you think otherwise. I agree the price for medical marijuana is crazy. I can see sending a mix message to some young people about drugs if you legalize certain drugs. I have always thought if you were going to call a person an “asshole and Pathetic” you should attaché your name to it. Write a letter to the editor under your own name to it. I think it also seems silly to just make it legal in one town all or none for me. Let AC stand on its own 2 feet.