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Report Reveals Deep Racial Disparities in NJ Marijuana Arrests

Report Reveals Deep Racial Disparities in NJ Marijuana Arrests

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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NJ Marijuana Legalization Hearing on New Legislation

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.

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Drug Policy Alliance Launches Marijuana Legalization Campaign in New Jersey Focused on Racial and Social Justice

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.

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It’s Not Legal Yet: Nearly 500,000 Marijuana Arrests in California in the Last Decade

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.

California Democratic Party Endorses Recreational Legalization

California Democratic Party Endorses Recreational Legalization

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.

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Marijuana Infraction Enforcement Nearly 4 Times More Severe for Black Californians and 1.5 Times More Severe for Latino Californians than for Whites, Finds New DPA and ACLU Report

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.


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