Create an Equitable and Inclusive Cannabis Industry in New Jersey
In February 2021, New Jersey became the 13th state to legalize cannabis for adult use. Community activists, advocates, and an overwhelming majority of the public successfully pushed to not only legalize cannabis, but to do so in a way that begins to repair past harms and builds an inclusive and equitable marketplace.
We know from other states that have already legalized cannabis – it's important to prioritize an equitable and inclusive cannabis industry from the start. Now is the moment to chisel a cannabis industry that reflects the diversity of the Garden State.
Urge the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission to adopt our recommendations to ensure that cannabis revenue is effectively invested in communities harmed most by the War on Drugs, to conduct effective public education and outreach related to the new cannabis law and process, and to build equity into New Jersey's cannabis market.