Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization Now Law

In a historic milestone for racial justice and civil rights, following years of campaigning from the ACLU of New Jersey and other advocacy partners, marijuana legalization and decriminalization are now officially law with Gov. Murphy’s signature. More »

State of the State: 2021 Will Build on Civil Rights Expansions of 2020

Advocates urged lawmakers to center racial and social justice in legalization and decriminalize marijuana immediately. More »

New Use-of-Force Policy Emphasizes De-escalation and Transparency

AG’s policy requires officers resort to force as a last resort and document use-of-force to go into a state database, but robust enforcement must follow.  More »

New Jersey Legislature Passes Historic Bills to Implement Cannabis Legalization and Decriminalize Cannabis

In a historic victory for racial justice and civil rights, the New Jersey Legislature passed groundbreaking legislation to end the prohibition of cannabis, which has disproportionately harmed Black and brown communities.  More »

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