Here’s their brief report
Now that it seems New Jersey will not be legalizing marijuana till at least right after November 2020, state legislators could move this week to primarily decriminalize possession of smaller amounts of the drug.
NJ.com reports that a bill to expunge the records of persons with cannabis offenses would lessen the penalties for any one caught with up to two ounces of marijuana to a civil citation carrying a $50 fine.
Other cannabis-connected offenses would stay as criminal charges but carry decreased penalties, according to the report.
Legislative committees are anticipated to think about the program alongside expansion of the state’s healthcare marijuana plan.
According to the report, provisions of the program would let persons currently convicted of cannabis-connected offenses to apply for an expedited expungement of their records. People arrested on cannabis charges right after the bill requires impact would also be capable to apply for expungement, the report mentioned.
The bill, nonetheless, is not assured to pass. Senate President Steve Sweeney, who favors legalization of recreational marijuana use, has mentioned he does not favor the lesser step of decriminalization. NJ.com mentioned Sweeney didn’t get back to them when asked for comment on the proposal.
Even though we do note that MJ Biz are nevertheless maintaining the faith..
New Jersey healthcare marijuana expansion bill gains traction