New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Discusses the Legality of Marijuana
As an experienced New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, I get calls from college students all the time, some from William Paterson, some from Bloomfield University, Caldwell, and Rutgers. They get charged with marijuana, 50 grams or less, and they’re wondering, “Isn’t marijuana legal in the state of New Jersey?”
The truth of the matter is marijuana is not legal. There’s medical marijuana, where you can actually get a certification from a doctor to buy marijuana through a dispensary. Some of those dispensaries, I think, are in Montclair, and there are some others around the state, but marijuana is not yet legal. It’s been decriminalized to the extent where you can apply for a conditional discharge if you’re eligible, but unlike other states like Washington State and Colorado, where marijuana is legal for any use, in the state of New Jersey, our governor has not made it legal.
Are you a college student wondering if marijuana is legal? If so, contact the experienced New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Carl Spector