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Cannabis Legalization in New Jersey: Beyond the Bias

February 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

NJUMR - Beyond The Bias

Cannabis Legalization in New Jersey: Beyond the Bias


New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform invites you to a panel on marijuana legalization for adults 21 and older as a racial justice issue, with a focus on the public health and public safety reasons to legalize.

Moderated by R. Todd Edwards, Political Action Chair, NAACP New Jersey State Conference

Featured Speakers:

  • Richard T. Smith, NAACP New Jersey State Conference
  • Dianna Houenou, ACLU of New Jersey
  • Dominick Bucci, New Jersey State Police (retired), Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP)
  • Dr. Kamal Kalsi, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation
  • William J. Caruso, Archer Attorneys at Law

Topics will include:

  • The status of legalization in NJ
  • Racial inequity of enforcement of marijuana laws with a discussion of the ACLU- NJ’s report, Unfair and Unequal: NJ’s War on Marijuana Users
  • Legalization and public health: underage use, the opioid epidemic, and more
  • Tax and budget implications of legalization and a discussion of how revenue  should be allocated in order to compensate communities for past harms
  • Public safety impacts of criminalization
  • Zoning considerations
  • Decriminalization vs. legalization
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities for New Jersey residents
  • Q&A

In Attendance:

Mayors Fanucci (Vineland), Santiago (Millville), Kelly (Bridgeton), and Byrd (Fairfield Twp.)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Cumberland County Community College
Luciano Conference Center, Banquet Hall
3322 College Drive, Vineland, NJ  08360

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.


February 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cumberland County College
3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360 United States
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