New Jersey is getting closer to legalizing marijuana, with Jersey City becoming the first town to decriminalize possession.

Jake Hudnut, Municipal Prosecutor in Jersey City says that marijuana possession has been downgraded from a crime to a "local ordinance violation", which means that a person possessing marijuana is subject to a fine or community service, and not a criminal investigation. The charge may even be dropped outright.

Hudnut says that the change to the law does not apply to those who are accused of driving under the influence.


The push to legalize marijuana in New Jersey has been growing (pun sort of intended) and now that one city has taken the step to decriminalize possession, we may see other cities follow.

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