TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted the haze over whether he's ever done marijuana.
He says he has, but just "once or twice."
The 60-year-old Democratic governor pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana was questioned earlier this week about whether he had ever taken a toke.
He hedged, saying he'd "never been a marijuana guy."
He says in a tweet Thursday that he has tried pot, more than once.
"Here's the deal: I've tried marijuana literally once or twice many years ago, and I don't have any desire to partake again. But this effort isn't about me - this is about social justice," posted Murphy on Twitter.
The former Goldman Sachs executive said his support for legalizing marijuana is about social justice.
Murphy campaigned and won in November on a promise to legalize recreational marijuana. He has said legalization could bring in roughly $300 million in new revenue. New Jersey already has a medical cannabis program.
So far, legislation to allow recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey has not advanced.
Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana.
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