NJ Attorney General Gives Municipal Prosecutors Discretion On Marijuana Cases

The prosecution of marijuana cases in New Jersey had been previously placed on hold until September by NJ Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, while the state decided whether or not marijuana should be decriminalized. Grewal recently announced this week that prosecution will resume, however municipal prosecutors throughout New Jersey will have their own discretion in prosecuting these type of cases.

This means that if you get arrested in New Jersey for possession of marijuana or a marijuana related case, the Prosecutor in that town has the freedom to decide whether your case should be prosecuted depending on a number of factors. Prosecutors will consider how a conviction will affect your housing and schooling, among other things which could potentially lead to a lesser charge or even a dismissal. It should be noted that Possession of Marijuana is still considered a crime in the State of New Jersey and marijuana is still considered a Schedule 1 Controlled Dangerous Substance. Click here to read the full article on www.NJ.com.

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