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

840000 arrests have been made since January 1, 2020.


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

Historic Expansion of Rights Lays Foundation for Bolder Social Justice Policies

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Law Signed To Establish Prison Oversight and Help Incarcerated Parents Maintain Family Bonds

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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 »

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