Drug Policy Alliance Statement on New Jersey Becoming the 13th State to Legalize Marijuana
Now is the Time for New York to Build on it’s Neighbor’s Success & Swiftly Pass the Marijuana Reform & Taxation Act (MRTA)
New York, NY – February 22, 2021 – In response to New Jersey turning into the 13th state to legalize marijuana for grownup use, following the legislature voting for—and Governor Murphy signing laws into regulation—Melissa Moore, New York State Director for the Drug Policy Alliance, launched the next assertion:
“Today, the New Jersey Legislature voted for—and Gov. Murphy signed—legislation to legalize marijuana for adult use, following a successful ballot question in November where voters overwhelmingly demonstrated their support for it. Now is the time to build on our neighbor’s success, and pass the Marijuana Reform and Taxation Act (MRTA) right here in New York. Our state is on the cusp of becoming a national leader in the fight for true marijuana justice through strong social equity and community reinvestment provisions in the bill currently pending in the Legislature. We urge swift passage of the MRTA to secure justice, jobs, and equity for millions of New Yorkers and restitution for New York communities most harmed by the war on drugs.”
About the Drug Policy Alliance
The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a simply society by which the use and regulation of medication are grounded in science, compassion, well being, and human rights; by which individuals are now not punished for what they put into their very own our bodies; and by which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of right this moment are not any extra. Our mission is to advance these insurance policies and attitudes that finest scale back the harms of each drug use and drug prohibition, and to advertise the autonomy of people over their minds and our bodies. Learn extra at drugpolicy.org.
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