Holds office State Senate District 19
State Sen. Joseph Vitale, D-Middlesex, the sponsor of the medicinal marijuana expansion bill and an opponent to legalizing weed for recreational use, said he believes expansion plans with respect to the medical program should be an administrative issue for the Department of Health.
"From my perspective it's about patients first," Vitale said. "It's not about someone being able to maximize their profits or control the market. It's about how patients are served in a way that makes sense." 6/26/18
"...half a dozen Democratic state senators tell NJ Advance Media they plan to vote "no" on any bill legalizing pot for recreational use by adults, leaving its future cloudy.
They include Sens. Joseph Vitale of Middlesex, Ronald Rice and Richard Codey of Essex, Jeff Van Drew of Cape May, Shirley Turner of Mercer and Brian Stack of Hudson County." 2/23/18
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