While many states have legalized the use of recreational marijuana, it is still illegal in the state of New Jersey. There are strict laws in the state regarding the possession and distribution marijuana in the state. Continue reading below to learn more about New Jersey’s marijuana laws and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney if you are facing drug charges.
The possession of marijuana in New Jersey is illegal unless for certified medicinal use. The consequences of possession can vary depending on the circumstances of the offense:
When charged with distribution or the intent to distribute, offenders can face the following consequences:
In New Jersey, medicinal marijuana is legal. It allows individuals with certain illnesses to be licensed through the state’s Medical Marijuana Program. This provides them with an identification card to receive the drug. Illnesses that may call for a medical marijuana prescription can include cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, movement disorders, anxiety, and addiction. The law was passed in response to research suggesting medical marijuana can help patients dealing with pain relief, nausea, spasticity, and stimulate appetite.
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