Every 15 minutes, another person is arrested for a marijuana-related charge in New Jersey. Approximately

900000 New Jerseyans have been impacted since January 2019.

Tell your lawmakers: legalization is urgent.


Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data, 2016 (ICPSR 37056)

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 Letter to Asbury Park: Repeal Unconstitutional Panhandling Ban

The ACLU-NJ and New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness raised serious constitutional concerns about a ban on panhandling in Asbury Park in a letter sent to Asbury Park Mayor John Moor on January 11, 2019. 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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