Republican Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, who introduced the measure, said that the businesses are working on such a small level and would be restricted in what they could sell — nothing that needs to be refrigerated, for instance — that he doesn’t see them as competition.
“New Jersey is expensive enough. To give people an opportunity to supplement their income or pay their taxes, why not do it?” Bateman said. “I’m sure it’s being done. Why not legalize it?”