Make New Jersey’s Cannabis Market Accessible and Inclusive

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New Jersey can lead the way in making sure that the communities most harmed by marijuana criminalization benefit from revenue generated by cannabis sales. Send a message to New Jersey’s elected leaders to create a more transparent and participatory reinvestment process to ensure that New Jersey lives up to its promise of fair and equitable cannabis legalization.

Message recipients:
Governor Phil Murphy
Senate President, Nicholas P. Scutari
Assembly Speaker, Craig J. Coughlin
Majority Leader, Senator Teresa Ruiz
Majority Leader, Assemblyman Louis Greenwald
Senator Paul Sarlo
Assemblymember Eliana Pintor Marin
Members of Cannabis Regulatory Commission

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Three years ago, New Jersey legalized cannabis with the promise of investing almost sixty percent of all cannabis sales tax revenue and one hundred percent of the Social Equity Excise Fee in communities most harmed by the criminalization of marijuana. Since then, New Jersey has seen the first of those funds reach the State’s coffers, and in 2023, the state raised almost $30 million in adult-use cannabis sales tax revenue. These new funds require state elected leaders to engage New Jerseyans, so that residents can decide how the revenue should be allocated to best prioritize community needs.

This moment calls for action and leadership. New Jersey can lead the way in making sure that the communities most harmed by marijuana criminalization do not get left behind as money flows into industry and the State’s budget from cannabis sales. I urge you to work with your colleagues to adopt these changes to the annual community reinvestment allocation process, and to ensure that New Jersey lives up to its promise of fair and equitable cannabis legalization.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]

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