Create an Equitable and Inclusive Cannabis Industry in New Jersey

To Members of New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission,

I’m urging you to build an inclusive and equitable cannabis industry by adopting ACLU of New Jersey’s recommendations, including to:

  • Solicit input from communities harmed most by the War on Drugs on how the Social Equity Excise Fee will be spent and ensure that the revenue is effectively invested in those communities.
  • Prioritize people and communities harmed most by cannabis criminalization in license applications, hiring, as well as access to start-up capital, fee waivers, and other opportunities.
  • Proactively conduct inclusive public education and outreach, and solicit input from communities harmed most by cannabis prohibition when adopting regulations.

Thank you for your consideration of these recommendations.