The NJ CAN 2020 website is live! This resource and action center aims to educate New Jersey voters on November’s ballot referendum, which would amend the state constitution to allow the sale of cannabis to adults 21 and older. On the NJ CAN 2020 website, voters can explore the important reasons to vote yes on this referendum, as well as learn how to register to vote, find their polling place, and learn how to vote by mail.
NJ CAN 2020 is a coalition made up of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, ACLU New Jersey, NAACP New Jersey State Conference, the Latino Action Network, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, Drug Policy Action, the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp, and Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP).
On Nov. 3rd, New Jersey can:
About the coalition:
NJ CAN 2020 is a ballot question campaign that includes public safety, medical, civil rights, faith, industry, legal, labor, political, and criminal justice reform organizations and individuals committed to changing New Jersey’s laws to legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis for adult use.
Legalizing, taxing, and regulating cannabis will address the ongoing, tremendous harms caused by cannabis prohibition laws, which have disproportionately harmed communities of color. In New Jersey, Black people are arrested for cannabis-related offenses at a rate 3.5 times higher than white people, despite similar rates of use. As New Jersey works to legalize cannabis for adult use, it is imperative that we do so while centering racial and social justice.
NJ CAN 2020 carries this message forward as the campaign seeks to educate and engage voters to vote “yes” on the November 2020 ballot. The legalization of cannabis will bring enormous benefits to New Jersey – economic and tax benefits, increased public health and safety, and increased racial and social justice.
NJ CAN 2020 stands firmly in support of these principles and goals, and is committed to including them in public messaging, voter education, and GOTV efforts.