Assembly, Senate Bills to Decriminalize Pot Pitched as Part of Social-Justice Reform

Jun 19, 2020

“Police make a marijuana possession arrests in New Jersey every 22 minutes,” said DeVaughn Ward, senior legislative counsel with the Marijuana Policy Project. “This means that unless the Legislature enacts decriminalization between now and Election Day, thousands of New Jerseyans will have their lives turned upside down by cannabis possession arrests …This bill is of urgent importance because we’ve seen the cannabis justification used repeatedly in civil rights tragedies throughout the nation.”

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