The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) has announced three new hearings to solicit recommendations from the public on how revenue from cannabis sales should be reinvested into the communities most harmed by marijuana criminalization.

The virtual hearings are scheduled for 7-9 pm on the following dates:

  • November 15th (South Jersey)
  • November 16th (Central Jersey)
  • November 17th (North Jersey)

 You can REGISTER HERE to testify at one of the hearings and/or submit written comments by 5 pm on November 18th(the link to do so will be available HERE).  Please also share this invite with others in your network.

For more context:

The cannabis legalization law promised that around 60 percent of sales tax revenue from cannabis sales and 100 percent of revenue collected from a separate fee would go to communities most harmed by cannabis prohibition. The CRC is charged with making advisory recommendations to the Legislature and Governor – who have the final say on how this money is allocated in the annual budget – about how the fee money should be used. Last budget cycle, the CRC held these hearings in the spring and did not complete their recommendations (which are quite thorough) until after the budget was already signed into law. This time around, they are starting earlier and holding the hearings in November. This is an opportunity to have your voice heard on how dollars promised for reinvestment should be directed to best support communities across the state.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at or to Marleina Ubel.