Protections for employers and police missing from marijuana clean-up bill

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger spoke against a last-minute clean-up measure (A5342) during an Assembly telephonic session Monday as a way to secure Gov. Phil Murphy’s signature on bills sent to him in December legalizing recreational marijuana.

The Senate voted 22-12 and the Assembly 49-27, along party lines. Murphy signed it into law shortly after.

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