New Jersey Steps Into Decriminalization Ahead Of Full Cannabis Regulation

New Jersey legislators  took a major step in halting arrests for cannabis Thursday, as they voted on a bill that would decriminalize possession of up to two ounces.

The state Assembly voted 63-10 with five members abstaining to pass the measure (A1897), one of two decriminalization bills currently proposed in the state Legislature. It seeks to replace arrests for possessing up to two ounces of weed with a civil fine of $50, and also lessens jail time and fines for possession of larger amounts of pot on a sliding scale.

Read more at NJ.com.  https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2020/06/bill-to-decriminalize-marijuana-just-passed-nj-assembly-instead-of-arrest-a-50-fine.html

 

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