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Minor change in New Jersey creates delay

TAGs: Senator Raymond Lesniak

change-to-nj-billJust when everyone in New Jersey thought it was going to be safe to order in the hydroponics and set up the laptop to get on with some serious online gamblin’, it looks like there might be a little longer to wait. The legislation that would see “medical” marijuana available throughout the state has stalled after the NJ senate challenged Governor Chris Christie’s plans for being excessively strict. Certain Democrats believe it will be very hard for patients to actually get hold of it when they need it.

Well as they continue to grapple over how best to implement their pot rules, online gambling looks as though it’s still going to make it through – despite a number of late changes to the bill. The latest change, reported in eGaming Review, concerns Senator Ray Lesniak making a minor change to the bill that will reduce the proposed 5% racing levy after the bills been in place for five years.

It was thought that a vote by the assembly floor might have come as early as today but as eGR’s source states it won’t be long until it’s in place and there’s no need to panic.

The decision to legalise online gambling will help the state’s fledgling horse racing and casino industry and will now not include international customers. As far as why they’re looking at the legalization of pot, it’s aimed at relaxing the masses while they play, improve junk food sales, and make sure Jay and Silent Bob aren’t out of a job.

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