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Regulate and tax cannabis like alcohol

It is time to regulate and tax cannabis in the same way as alcohol. This strategy will free up law enforcement to combat more serious issues, such as illegal smuggling across our borders. It will also encourage the treatment of drug addiction as a public health issue. In addition to these measures, we must end the practice of Civil Asset Forfeiture, which currently allows law enforcement agencies to seize private property without charges or a conviction.
Source: 2020 New Jersey Senate website HirshSingh.com , Feb 5, 2020

Treat drug addiction as a public health problem

As we see growing evidence of how new approaches to drug laws have been successful, it's time for New Jersey to move forward and legalize cannabis. I propose the following changes:
  • Regulate and tax cannabis like alcohol.
  • Redirect law enforcement resources to fight serious crimes.
  • Treat drug addiction as a public health problem allowing for different treatment methods for those in need of help.
  • Reform penalties for nonviolent drug offenders which have devastated inner city communities and overcrowded our prison system.
  • I believe in the rule of law, that is why I would fight to end Civil Asset Forfeiture in New Jersey which allows Law Enforcement to seize property without filing charges or getting a conviction.
    Source: Ballotpedia.org Connection: 2020 New Jersey Senate race , Nov 1, 2017

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