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New Jersey halts weed prosecutions, moves closer to legalizing pot

July 24, 2018

Marijuana plants in the vegetative phase grow at the Compassionate Care Foundation medical marijuana dispensary and cutivation center in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.,

By Staff

New Jersey’s attorney general immediately halted all municipal prosecutions of marijuana offenses Tuesday, effectively placing on hold thousands of cases across the state that involve possession of weed while lawmakers weigh legalization.

In a memo sent to the state’s municipal and county prosecutors, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced he will study the use of prosecutorial discretion in such cases and then issue a directive by the end of next month.

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