N.J. automatically expunged 360K marijuana cases this summer. There could be more to come.

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The tax money we have wasted prosecuting and jailing marijuana offenses is deeply disturbing to think about.

Dot_Classic

Good.

PuzzleheadedHotel254

And paying reparations? Plenty of Marijuana tax to spend on the victims of prohibition.

creggieb

It still carries the listing a a “Deadly Drug”. Even though no evidence says it is. Till that is changed, the battle is still on.

artcook32945

I’m 67. In 1973 I was arrested for possession of marijuana. I was riding in a car with guys from my home town that I worked with, we were on our way home from work at a precast construction company. We all had long hair, which is why we were pulled over. Two of my friends had either a ‘roach’ or a pinch of reefer on their person. I had absolutely nothing. We were all arrested for the same charge and later released on our own recognizance with a court summons. When I went to court the following month the prosecutor dropped the charge against me. Fast forward 15 years, I interviewed and was hired for a job at Hertz. Before my start date my new boss called me to tell me that the old charge for Possession of Marijuana had showed up when they did a criminal background check. Although I had been arrested by the State Police I had to go to the township where I was actually arrested and get a letter stating that the charges had been dropped. I hadn’t thought of this story for many decades until I saw this sub Reddit pop up.

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