New Jersey Governor Considering Change In Law Regarding Underage Cannabis Use

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Phil Murphy indicated this week that he is in favor of a change to the state’s new marijuana law that would allow law enforcement to notify parents of an underage individuals’ first-time pot offense. A number of lawmakers immediately expressed misgivings with the idea that a minor could get busted for pot without their parents being notified. Although this process has taken longer than anticipated, I believe it is ending in the right place and will ultimately serve as a national model.” If a minor is caught with these substances, we want their parents to know about it right away,” the lawmakers said in a statement, as quoted by New Jersey Globe. Anthony Bucco, as quoted by NJ.com. “Thankfully, it appears that both Republicans and Democrats in both houses of the Legislature want to fix this outrageous provision of our law.

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy indicated this week that he is in favor of a change to the state’s new marijuana law that would allow law enforcement to notify parents of an underage individuals’ first-time pot offense. 

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the Democrat said he’s receptive to the tweak to the law he signed late last month.

“I personally think that’s a step in the right direction, and so we’ll see where that goes,” Murphy said, as...

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