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

840000 arrests have been made since January 2019.


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Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, 2017

Advocates Demand Up-Or-Down Vote on Legislation to Legalize Marijuana

In response to the announcement that the Legislature seek marijuana legalization through a misguided ballot measure rather than legislation, New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform, a coalition that includes the ACLU-NJ as a steering committee member, called for an up-or-down legislative vote before the end of the session.  More »

ACLU-NJ Marijuana Data Brief Finds Cannabis Arrests Have Skyrocketed Since Earlier Report

ACLU-NJ’s data brief finds 3-to-1 disparity in Black-white arrest rates for marijuana possession has persisted, and arrest numbers have soared.  More »

ACLU-NJ: Legislators, Don't Leave Unfinished Business – Pass Key Social Justice Bills in Lame Duck

With Election Day over, and the lame session officially here, advocates with the ACLU of New Jersey hope to send a message to the New Jersey Legislature: Don’t end this session with unfinished business. More »

Following Push by Advocates, New Ordinance Proposes Civilian Oversight of Troubled Essex County Jail

“An ordinance to be introduced at the Oct. 23 Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting, based in part on recommendations by the ACLU-NJ, would begin paving the way for meaningful civilian oversight over Essex County Correctional Facility (ECCF).”  More »

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