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Every year many people are arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana putting a burden on the states criminal justice system. The resources being used to arrest and prosecute these criminals can be used towards apprehending violent criminals. Possession of marijuana in New Jersey carries a criminal penalty resulting in a criminal record; which can make it difficult for an individual to obtain employment. Fourteen other states have already decriminalized marijuana, we need to make a change and stop turning people into criminals.

Letter to
Governor Chris Christie (NJ)
Governor Chris Christie
New Jersey Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Governor Chris Christie (NJ).

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Sign bill to decriminalize possession of 15g or less of marijuana

Every year many people are arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana putting a burden on the states criminal justice system. The resources being used to arrest and prosecute these criminals can be used towards apprehending violent criminals. Possession of marijuana in New Jersey carries a criminal penalty resulting in a criminal record; which can make it difficult for an individual to obtain employment. Fourteen other states have already decriminalized marijuana, we need to make a change and stop turning people into criminals.
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Sincerely,