N.J. attorney general tells prosecutors to stop pressing charges for small amounts of marijuana

As New Jersey lawmakers continue to hash out legislation to legalize marijuana, the attorney general on Wednesday directed all prosecutors to put a hold on cases charging possession of small amounts of the substance.“All New Jersey municipal, county, and state prosecutors are instructed to seek an adjournment, until at least Jan. 25, 2021,” of low-level marijuana crimes, wrote state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal in guidance distributed to the state’s top law enforcement officers.Grewal’s directive does not cover driving under the influence. More crucially, Grewal did not order police to stop …

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