Yes! The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act, or NJCREAMMA, prohibits employers from taking past cannabis-related offenses into account when making decisions about your employment. That includes any cannabis-related arrest, charge, adjudication, or conviction. In fact businesses that commit to hiring employees with past cannabis convictions receive certains priotizations from the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission; so having a past cannabis conviction can actually give you a leg up.
Any past cannabis related conviction can qualify applicants to post their resume on their database. That includes, but is not limited to, misdemeanor to felony charges of cannabis paraphernalia, cannabis possession, possession with intent to distribute, cultivation, and trafficking. If you are unsure if your past criminal history qualifies you to post your resume with our database, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Are there any past convictions that would disqualify applicants from posting their resume to this database?
At this time we are not accepting applicants who have been convicted of a violent crime. If an applicant has been convicted of a violent crime, they are welcome to email email@example.com to request an appeal to permit them on this database. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis by the applicant review committee.
Cannabis Equity Employment is structured to protect the rights and privacies of job applicants. Cannabis Equity Employment is a private database, so applicants’ resumes are only available to businesses who have signed up and purchased membership to become Cannabis Equity Employers. Employees have the discretion to disclose their past criminal history with the employers they choose, when they see fit. Cannabis Equity Employment will not share the personal information of applicants beyond this database.