Could Pot Solve Atlantic City Problems?

Could Pot Solve Atlantic City Problems?


WE WILL BREAK IT DOWN IN A FEW
MINUTES.
JESSICA BACK TO YOU.
ATLANTIC CITY HAS BEEN
DEALING WITH MANY FINANCIAL
ISSUES AS LAWMAKERS FIGURE OUT
HOW TO KEEP THE CITY
FINANCIALLY AFLOAT.
AS CLEVE BRYAN REPORTS, ONE
LAW MAKER THINKS HE HAS THE
ANSWER: RECREATIONAL
MARIJUANA.
REPORTER: ATLANTIC CITY’S
REPUTATION AS EAST COAST
ENTERTAINMENT CAPITOL COULD
ADD A NEW DRAW: RECREATIONAL
MARIJUANA.
A NEW JERSEY LAWMAKERS IS
HOPING TO ADD A BALLOT
REFERENDUM THAT WOULD LEGALIZE
THE DRUG IN THE CASH STRAPPED
RESORT TOWN AND ONE COUNCILMAN
IN SUPPORT.
I THINK IT WOULD BE A
TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR
ATLANTIC CITY TOY GAIN REVENUE
IN THAT WE’RE IN NEED OF AS
WELL AS CHALLENGING THE SOCIAL
ASPECT OF IT.
REPORTER: COUNCILMAN FRANK
GILLIAM SAYS IT COULD RAISE
MILLIONS IN SALES TAXES AND
HELP PEOPLE HOFF BLEMISHES ON
THEIR CRIMINAL RECORDS FOR
MARIJUANA POSSESSION.
HE BELIEVES THERE SHOULD BE A
WE FRIENDLY ZONE IN THE CITY
AND GUIDELINES SHOULD WHERE
OTHER AMERICAN SIT INSTANT
WILL LEGALIZE MARIJUANA NO
NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL
JUST GO TO PLACES WHERE IT HAS
BEEN SUCCESSFUL AND HAVE MORE
HISTORY, AND WE SHOULD BE FINE
AFTER THAT.
REPORTER: NEW JERSEY
LAWMAKERS BACKING PROPOSALS
SAYS THAT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
HERE IN ATLANTIC CITY COULD BE
ACCOMPLISHED MUCH LIKE
GAMBLING WAS DONE DECADES AGO.
GILLIAM IS OPTIMISTIC THAT THE
MEASURE COULD PASS BUT
REALIZES GOVERNOR CHRISTIE
STRONG OPPOSITION TO
LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IS A HUGE
HURDLE.
PUBLIC OPINION IS SPLIT.
THE HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR
KIDS.
I DON’T SEE A PROBLEM WITH
IT.
I THINK THEY SHOULD LEGALIZE
IT, IT BENEFITS ALL
NEIGHBORHOODS, THE PROFITS.
REPORTER: ASSEMBLYMAN REID
INTRODUCED MARIJUANA BILL LAST
WEEK AND NOT GONE THROUGH ANY
COMMITTEES.

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