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New Jersey senator wants tax on marijuana to pay for roads, bridges

TRENTON, N.J. - A New Jersey lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to pay to fix the state's roads and bridges.

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, a Democrat from Linden, announced his plan Monday.

Scutari said 70 percent of the state's tax revenue from pot would go to a transportation fund, 20 percent to drug enforcement and demand reduction, and 10 percent for women's health.

New Jersey already allows medical marijuana, but its law for that program is perhaps the nation's most restrictive.

Christie last year signed a law making some changes to the program, including selling edible forms of cannabis to children who qualify. But he said at the time he would not liberalize the law any farther.

Colorado and Washington have laws legalizing recreational marijuana sales.

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