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Amol Sinha, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. (Photo: Amol Sinha via Twitter).

ACLU-NJ celebrates House marijuana decriminalization vote

By Nikita Biryukov, December 04 2020 3:06 pm

State advocacy groups celebrated a House vote to decriminalize marijuana Friday.

“The MORE Act provides a floor for state lawmakers to build on, and we in New Jersey must continue to establish new heights for racial and social justice in legalization,” ACLU-NJ Executive Director Amol Singha said.

The measure would remove marijuana designation as a schedule 1 drug under the controlled substances act and impose a 5% tax on marijuana sales, among other things.

It passed the House in a 228-164 in a vote that largely fell along party lines.

It’s not likely to move in the Senate.

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