Michigan Republican consultant Scott Greenlee, announced a group which will oppose REC in Michigan
. He said it has a broad-base of support but declined to say who’s bankrolling it. New Jersey towns skeptical of REC legalization have joined together
to study the issue. (For more on New Jersey see here
.) Michigan and New Jersey could both legalize next year.
Some New Jersey Democrats are skeptical
of Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s (D) plan to legalize rapidly. Philly cannabis activist and writer Chris Goldstein writes about anti-legalization Democrats
Despite some confusing reports, President Trump aide Kellyanne Conway is not a new opioid crisis czar. David Frum at The Atlantic sees the political operative’s involvement in the crisis as a sign of the administration’s unseriousness
on the issue. “It’s very difficult to imagine what relevant assets Conway could bring to the opioid czar job, even if it existed,” he writes.