Marijuana prohibition is costly, unfair and ineffective.
New Jersey arrests more than 22,000 people a year for marijuana possession at a cost of more than $125 million to New Jersey taxpayers. This absurd and wasteful policy criminalizes otherwise law-abiding people and wastes resources that would be better spent on projects that support our families and communities.
The solution is to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol for adults. New Jersey should enact common sense and popular reform to create a responsible, safe and controlled system for marijuana. Legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol for adults will create a safe and controlled system with social and economic benefits for all New Jerseyans.