Assembly Panel Ok’s Gusciora to Decriminalize Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana
Measure Would Put New Jersey in Line with 14 Other States, Including Neighboring NY & CT
(TRENTON) – Bipartisan Legislation sponsored on the Democratic side by Assembly member Reed Gusciora that would decriminalize the possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana was approved by an Assembly panel on Monday.
“This bill would put us in line with neighboring states like Connecticut and New York, which recently decriminalized marijuana possession,” said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). “The bill recognizes the realities of our current drug laws, which are overly punitive for marijuana and taxing on our criminal justice system.”