As Assembly Republican Leader, I voice serious concerns with letting convicted drug dealers caught with five pounts of marijuana more easily clear their record. 

Only in New Jersey would they expunge a drug dealer's record for something that still remains a crime, it's outrageous that Trenton would expunge a drug dealer's criminal background in an effort to gain enough votes for legalization. It is unfair that the vote to expand medical marijuana is being held hostage unless the recreational marijuana bill is passed.

There is no good reason that patients should have to wait for better care until recreation marijuana is legalized.