Every 14 minutes, another person is arrested for a marijuana-related charge in New Jersey. Approximately

840000 New Jerseyans have been impacted since January 2019.

Tell your lawmakers: legalization is urgent.


Source: "F.B.I. Crime Data Explorer"

Disclosure Bill Will Invite Lawsuit If It Becomes Law

The ACLU-NJ fiercely opposed passage in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly of a bill intended to force a range of social welfare advocacy organizations – including nonpartisan, issue-based organizations – to disclose their donors and nonpartisan voter education activities. More »

Students suspended for posting gun photos on Snapchat file free-speech suit

The ACLU-NJ and the law firm Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, P.C., filed a lawsuit today on behalf of two students whose First Amendment rights were violated after they were suspended for posting photos of firearms to social media made entirely outside of a school context. More »

NJ’s Latest Cannabis Bill Advances Justice

After the addition of new amendments to A2703/A4497, a bill to legalize marijuana for adults, the New Jersey Legislature now considers one of the most progressive proposals to make cannabis legal.  More »

ACLU-NJ Statement on Resignation of Elizabeth Police Director

In a statement, the ACLU-NJ said New Jerseyans feel relief that Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove stepped down. New Jerseyans certainly feel relief that Police Director James Cosgrove has stepped down, but it never should have required the Attorney General’s intervention or calls from advocates for Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage to take action, Executive Director Amol Sinha said. More »

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