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Jun 21, 2019

New York Lawmakers Pass Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation, Reducing Penalties for Low-Level Possession and Attempting to Address the Pressing Need for Restorative Justice

In New York, politicians typically favor incremental action rather than sweeping legislation.  This may explain the Legislature’s failure to legalize adult recreational marijuana this term.  However, the legislators have passed a bill, A08420, which amends New York penal law and criminal procedure law as they relate to criminal charges stemming from possession of small amounts of marijuana. » Read More

Aug 01, 2018

Does NJ Attorney General’s Temporary Freeze on Marijuana Prosecutions Signal Bigger Things to Come?

On July 24, 2018, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal made big news when he announced his office had instructed municipal prosecutors across the state to temporarily refrain from prosecuting low-level marijuana cases until September 4, 2018.  Grewal also stated that he intended to issue statewide guidance regarding prosecution of marijuana cases at the municipal court level by the end of August. » Read More

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