Update on NJ Legalization

New Jersey residents who use marijuana were thrilled when the “weed bill” passed in November. However, marijuana is still not exactly legal in NJ. What happened?

 

Before the law is officially passed (and after several weeks of negotiations), NJ legislators passed a “clean up bill,” with some changes made in terms of penalties for underage users. 

 

Legal purchases can be made by anyone 21 years or older. Anyone 18-20 years old will pay:

  • $50-250 in fines if in possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana

  • $100-500 in fines if in possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana

Minors under 18 years old will not face any penalties or fines, but police departments would resolve violations with the minor and their parent(s) with:

  • Curbside warnings (counseling by police), or

  • Station house adjustment (agreement to attend a drug education or treatment program)

 

The bills will be voted on in the Senate and Assembly on Monday, and if passed, they go back to Governor Murphy to become law. Murphy is expected to sign the bill. Experts predict it will take approximately a year for new marijuana businesses to be licensed and open for business.

 

  • The team at MyCureAll looks forward to seeing marijuana legalization in NJ so residents can enjoy an effective method of alleviating symptoms of many conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, and many other disorders. 

 

References

  1. https://www.app.com/story/news/local/new-jersey/marijuana/2021/01/07/nj-marijuana-legalization-legal-weed-underage-minors/6579633002/

  2. https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2021/01/nj-legal-weed-bill-with-penalties-for-underage-use-advances-lawmakers-hope-its-close-to-becoming-law.html

  3. https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2021/01/after-changes-and-delays-nj-legal-weed-bill-is-poised-to-become-law-murphy-will-sign-it-sources-say.html

 

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