Civil Rights Groups Push New Jersey Governor To Pardon People For Marijuana

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A coalition of civil rights and drug policy reform groups is calling on the governor of New Jersey to systematically issue pardons for people with marijuana convictions to supplement the state’s voter-approved move to legalize cannabis.

While lawmakers sent the governor legislation last week that would provide opportunities to have marijuana-related records expunged, the organizations—including ACLU of New Jersey and NAACP New Jersey State Conference—say it does not go far enough to right the wrongs of cannabis criminalization.

Also signing the new letter to the governor are New Jersey Policy Perspective, NORML, Marijuana Policy Project, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition and New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform.

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