Activists, public officials and civil rights groups have joined together to launch a coalition aimed at legalizing cannabis in New Jersey. The new group, named New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform, will hold a press conference today to formally announce their effort.
Among those taking part in the new group and participating in the press conference is the New Jersey Municipal Prosecutor’s Association and the New Jersey chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform will be taking part “in a broad-based campaign to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, ending thousands of arrests per year in New Jersey”, according to a media advisory sent out this week.
A Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released last year found that at plurality of those in New Jersey support legalizing cannabis, 48% to 47%, with the remaining 5% being undecided.