I was a prosecutor. Let’s consider how D.C. and Vermont tackled legalizing weed | Opinion

By Ben Barlyn Only several months ago, full-scale legalization of marijuana in New Jersey seemed like a foregone conclusion. Gov. Phil Murphy won handily over his opponent in no small part because of his enthusiastic support for recreational marijuana. Diverse news outlets pumped out story after breathless story envisioning a New Jersey awash with easily accessible,…