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‘Once or Twice’: Pro-marijuana New Jersey Governor Says He Was Once a User, Too | Marijuana

Friday, May 4, 2018

The 60-year-old Democratic governor is pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana and was questioned on Wednesday, May 2, about whether he had ever taken a toke.

He answered by saying, “I’ve never been a marijuana guy,” but didn’t say whether he’d ever tried it.

Murphy’s response created a bit of buzz in the state that didn’t mellow out until Murphy took to Twitter to more directly answer the question on Thursday.

“Here’s the deal: I’ve tried marijuana literally once or twice many years ago, and I don’t have any desire to partake again,” Murphy wrote in a tweet Thursday. “But this effort isn’t about me — this is about social justice.

“Murphy was one of two governors — the other is a fellow Democrat, Kate Brown of Oregon  — to receive “A” grades from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) in the pro-legalizaton advocacy group’s 2018 US Governors Scorecard.