Marijuana & Criminal Justice


New Jersey lawmakers recently called off a vote to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana that would have also expunged the records of thousands of residents convicted of possession. At the same time, law enforcement concerns remain over how drugged driving will be detected under legalization to keep the public safe.


Title: Marijuana & Criminal Justice

Format: Video

Clean of Graphics: No

Type: Segment

Subject(s): News & Public Affairs, Marijuana

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: NJTV

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 05/20/2019

Runtime: 00:05:06

Main Asset File Size: 2.35 GB

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Special Instructions: POSSIBLE ANCHOR INTRO: In New Jersey, the issue of criminal justice has been a key part of the conversation around legalizing recreational marijuana. But high arrest rates and wide racial disparities persist – even as the state draws nearer to legalizing pot. Leading to questions of how legalization will affect those already in the system – and how law enforcement will need to overcome new challenges to keep the public safe. Brenda Flanagan of PBS member station NJTV News reports.

Language: English


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