Hirsh Singh posted• 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Growing evidence shows that innovative approaches to drug laws are working.
In keeping with these successes, it is time to regulate and tax cannabis in the same way as alcohol. This strategy will free up law enforcement to combat more serious issues, such as illegal smuggling across our borders. It will also encourage the treatment of drug addiction as a public health issue. New Jersey is not California — and we don’t want to be like them.
To avoid creating a massive drug black market, any drug approved for recreational consumption should be minimally taxed, if at all. California currently has the largest marijuana black market in the world for a reason: their heavy-handed bureaucracy simply doesn’t work. We should not repeat their mistakes.
In addition to these measures, we must end the practice of Civil Asset Forfeiture, which currently allows law enforcement agencies to seize private property without charges or a conviction.
Hirsh Vardhan Singh
Singh for Governor
My Grandfather was an economist and started on his journey for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness when arriving in America in 1974 and lived in Ocean County, Lakewood, New Jersey. He brought my father here and taught him the path to the American Dream was through integrity and hard work. My family started at the bottom and they instilled the values of hard work and dedication. My father successfully started a small business that went on to support a number of our federal agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration, NASA, the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and others.
I was born in Atlantic City, raised in South Jersey, earned an engineering degree at New Jersey Institute of Technology and followed in my father’s footsteps running our family-owned engineering business specializing in missile defense, satellite navigation, and aviation security and safety. From protecting the skyways across our nation to helping develop the communications backbone for our war-fighters abroad, I have focused for more than a decade-long career on protecting our citizens and our homeland.
As a businessman, I created jobs, made payroll and helped ensure the success of our men and women in uniform. With each project we completed, my admiration grew for those in the military who take an oath to protect our country from all enemies foreign and domestic.
-Hirsh Vardhan Singh