NJ Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana, Reduce Penalties On Magic Mushrooms Advances

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A New Jersey legislative committee voted on Thursday to advance a bill that would decriminalize the possession of marijuana and reduce the penalties for possessing small amounts of psilocybin mushrooms. The bill, S. 2535, which was originally introduced earlier this year, would remove all criminal penalties for the possession of up to six ounces of marijuana. M. Teresa Ruiz, also a Democrat, introduced the original version of the marijuana decriminalization bill in June. I think most drugs should be decriminalized or at least downgraded to something less than a felony for personal use. Nicholas Scutari, the majority whip, said that he agrees with the change. “I’m 100% in favor of it.

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A New Jersey legislative committee voted on Thursday to advance a bill that would decriminalize the possession of marijuana and reduce the penalties for possessing small amounts of psilocybin mushrooms. The move by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee comes only days after New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis for adults and create a regulated market for recreational marijuana sales in the state.

The bill, S. 2535, which was originally introduced earlier this year, would remove all criminal...

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