McCormick would repeal federal marijuana prohibition

Democrat Lisa McCormick said she supports legislation that would remove marijuana from Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act, and make cannabis legal for use by adults in the United States and chided incumbent US Senator Robert Menendez for scoring poorly on a congressional scorecard. “Legalizing marijuana in the United States could save billions by […]

McCormick supports legislation to make marijuana legal

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lisa McCormick said she supports legislation being crafted by Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) that would make marijuana legal for recreational use in New Jersey. Marijuana is legal in Alaska, Colorado, California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Washington D.C. “No American should be jailed for smoking marijuana,” said McCormick. “The so-called ‘war on […]

No American should be jailed for smoking marijuana

The so-called ‘war on drugs’ declared by President Richard Nixon has been an unmitigated failure that cost billions of taxpayer dollars and ruined millions of lives instead of addressing a public health issue in a sensible and intelligent way. The ‘war on drugs’ is a war on people that has failed to solve America’s substance abuse […]

Vote for one of us to fix public worker pensions.

Lisa McCormick surveyed proposals from various gubernatorial candidates and offered this analysis as well as her plan for rectifying the state’s $50 billion shortfall in funding for public employee retirement benefits. Vote for one of us to fix public worker pensions. Comedian Joe Piscopo says he will eliminate the income tax for public school teachers, […]

Racial Justice

THE PROBLEM Physical Violence Perpetrated by the State Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Rekia Boyd, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Jessica Hernandez, Tamir Rice, Jonathan Ferrell, Oscar Grant, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, Samuel DuBose and Anastacio Hernandez-Rojas. We know their names. Each of them died unarmed at the hands of police officers or in police custody. The […]

Meet Lisa McCormick

Once, Americans could complete a course of free public education, which prepared one to get a 40-hour per week job that paid enough to have a really good life & retire at 60. That is gone now — as people struggle to make ends meet with two or three jobs — but Americans can take […]