Legal, Social and Racial Justice Organizations To Host Free Marijuana Expungement Clinic at Hilton Hotel
Roseland, NJ – Leading legal, social, racial justice groups, and nonprofit organizations announced a free “Expungement Clinic” to help those convicted of low-level marijuana offenses clear their records, now that cannabis has been legalized in New Jersey.
The clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 14, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Penn Station Hotel in Newark. Attendees will receive free legal assistance about the process to apply for expungement.
Hosted by 420NJEvents, a Black-owned cannabis lifestyle brand, and sponsored by Brach Eichler LLC the clinic will help men and women who have been disproportionately impacted by the “War on Drugs.” Attorney’s from the New Jersey-based law firm Brach Eichler will be onsite to provide pro-bono legal services to assist with the expungement process for non-violent cannabis convictions.
New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum to legalize cannabis for recreational use last November. In February, Gov. Phil Murphy legalized marijuana by signing two sets of legislation into law. One set up the framework for legal marijuana sales and the other ended arrests and fines for possession. Last month, a state Supreme Court order laid out a process for expunging certain marijuana offenses from people’s records.
“Why should some people have their lives ruined, while others are getting rich in the industry?” said Brendon Robinson, Co-Founder & Vice President of 420NJEvents. “This clinic will give people an opportunity to have a life after cannabis. No longer will low-level cannabis crimes ruin someone’s life.”
“Marijuana laws have often disproportionately impacted communities of color. As New Jersey looks to establish its recreational marijuana market, there must be a focus on righting the societal wrongs that the prohibition of cannabis has created. We need more individuals, particularly Black and Brown people, to understand the law and their rights, what it means, and how it can help them,” said Charles X. Gormally, Co-Chair of the Cannabis Industry Practice at Brach Eichler LLC.
“If money is being made off the cannabis industry, we should ensure that revenue benefits the entire community, not a select few,” said John D. Fanburg, Co-Chair of the Cannabis Industry Practice at Brach Eichler LLC. “As we’ve seen in our cannabis practice, the most important thing we can do is ensure equal access and transparency in the industry so that people can be involved in a fair way. It’s the right thing to do.”
420NJEvents is a Black-Owned Cannabis Lifestyle brand that was Co-Founded by two childhood friends who became brothers & built a lifelong bond that was predicated on two things — Cannabis and Loyalty. Survivors of the “War on Drugs,” both of them grew up witnessing the disparate impact that cannabis had on the Black Community and decided that they would do something about it.
420NJEvents was created to spread awareness & educate the community around the many benefits of the cannabis plant, as well as advocate for minorities impacted by the “War on Drugs.” We’re focused on educating minorities around cannabis as an avenue to create generational wealth and break into an emerging industry ripe with opportunity and alternative medicine. We promise to remain true to the culture, true to ourselves, and provide you with all the up-to-date information that’ll help you navigate the Cannabis industry.
About Brach Eichler LLC
Brach Eichler LLC is a full-service law firm based in Roseland, NJ. With over 80 attorneys, the firm is focused on the following practice areas: Healthcare Law; Real Estate; Litigation; Trusts and Estates; Business Transactions & Financial Services; Personal Injury; Criminal Defense and Government Investigations; Labor and Employment; Environmental and Land Use; Family Law Services; Patent, Intellectual Property & Information Technology; Real Estate Tax Appeals; Tax; and Cannabis Law. Brach Eichler attorneys have been recognized by clients and peers alike in The Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA, and New Jersey Super Lawyers.