No Longer a Haze: New Jersey Governor Says He Tried Marijuana

Phil Murphy, Governor-elect of New Jersey, speaks at his election night victory rally in Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S., November 7, 2017. (File image via Reuters)
Phil Murphy, Governor-elect of New Jersey, speaks at his election night victory rally in Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S., November 7, 2017. (File image via Reuters)

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted the haze over whether he’s ever done marijuana.

He says he has, but just “once or twice.”

The 60-year-old Democratic governor pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana was questioned earlier this week about whether he had ever taken a toke.

He hedged, saying he’d “never been a marijuana guy.”

He says in a tweet Thursday that he tried “marijuana literally once or twice many years ago” and doesn’t have any desire to partake again.

The former Goldman Sachs executive said his support for legalizing marijuana is about social justice.

So far, legislation to allow recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey has not advanced.

Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana.

The Associated Press

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