Across America, the Resistance is in serious trouble. Somehow, an alleged serial predator of teenage girls is back on track to win a US Senate seat in Alabama. A deeply cynical tax bill sticking it to the poor is on the cusp of passing in DC. Immigrants and refugees are under siege, with the Supreme Court allowing Donald Trump’s Muslim ban to take effect. And Democrats are still a long way from winning back control of even one house of Congress, where sexual harassment is rife thanks to a culture of silence.
But thanks to sweeping Democratic victories up and down the ballot in New Jersey last month, at least one hotbed of anti-Trump sentiment is on the cusp of a local criminal justice breakthrough: legalized weed.
In fact, state lawmakers plan to start moving on legalization as soon as Republican (and Trump lackey) Chris Christie hands over the keys to the governor’s mansion next month. Christie has long opposed legal weed, arguing in May that the substance would “poison our kids,” and that any revenue the state might collect