Keith Stroup, who in 1970 founded the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML, is like the godfather of the entire industry. He says New Jersey needs to make sure there’s room for the little guy.
“I would urge people, don’t limit them. Let the free market work its way,” said Stroup. “Now, there will be losers. There will be some people who get a license and spend money to open a business, but over a year or two, they may go out of business. But that’s what a free market is about. We don’t want government picking the winners and losers, so I would urge New Jersey to open it up. Don’t limit the number of licenses.”