NEWARK, N.J., June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — Black New Jerseyans were arrested at a rate three times higher than whites between 2000 and 2013 despite similar usage rates, an ACLU-NJ report released today found.
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TRENTON, N.J., June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — On Monday, the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 3195 at 11:00 am in Committee Room 4 in the New Jersey Statehouse. Senate Bill 3195, introduced last month by Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Middlesex, Somerset, Union), would legalize small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 years and older.
TRENTON, N.J., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the New Jersey Office of the Drug Policy Alliance launched its racial justice focused marijuana legalization campaign with a video produced by Brave New Films.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Drug Policy Alliance is launching a campaign to put the brakes on Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance shows that there were nearly half a million marijuana felony and misdemeanor arrests in California between 2006 and 2015.
On June 19, 2016, during the California Democratic Party’s executive board meeting in Long Beach, the board voted to endorse the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
OAKLAND, Calif., May 31, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — New data analyses conducted by the Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California find that racial disparities in marijuana policing have persisted, following the reduction of low-level marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to an infraction in 2011.
On March 21, 2016, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom endorsed the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state.
In New Jersey, the advocacy group United New Jersey for Marijuana Reform (NJUMR) made its presence known to the world this week as it held a press conference in Newark to call for the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Washington, D.C., December 9, 2014 /Weed Wire/ — Media sources are reporting that members of Congress are negotiating provisions to a government funding bill that would block the nation’s capital in its efforts to legalize marijuana.