AG Gurbir S. Grewal: It’s important residents understand current situation with marijuana so they don’t engage in criminal conduct

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today is warning residents to understand what is legal and what is not with regards to marijuana in New Jersey.

The Attorney General released the following statement:

“Yesterday, New Jerseyans approved an amendment to our State Constitution, legalizing regulated marijuana, referred to as “cannabis,” for those 21 or older. The Amendment, which makes clear that it does not legalize unregulated marijuana, takes effect on January 1, 2021, and requires the Legislature to enact a law establishing a regulatory scheme for legal cannabis. All of the State’s criminal laws relating to marijuana continue to apply, until, among other things, the Legislature enacts a law creating that regulatory framework. It is important that residents accurately understand the current situation, so they do not inadvertently engage in criminal conduct relating to marijuana— conduct that may be legal in the future once the Legislature acts, but is not presently legal based on yesterday’s vote. While my office will soon issue additional guidance for law enforcement and prosecutors to address this situation, we have reminded them of the broad discretion they already possess in handling low-level marijuana offenses.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. There are laws against vaping and cigarettes, can’t use plastic or paper bags but it is so important to legalize pot!!
    We have crazy people ruining society.

    • Think. Making marijuana legal is (ostensibly) bad for the individual user. Making plastic bags legal is (ostensibly) bad for the collective community.

      Which one would a *conservative* believe should be legal, and which one not?

  2. Eventually a politician will figure out how to tax/profit from the use of plastic /paper bags and they’ll be back. One of the key lobbyists for this law was the supermarket trade association. No more store supplied bags and instant profit boost for the stores. Also, instant boost the makers of the reusable bags we’ll all need now.

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