New Jersey Sees Substantial Drop In Arrests For Small-Time Marijuana Dealing Following Rec Use Legalization

Recreational marijuana sales went into effect in New Jersey in April 2021. Over a year later, marijuana arrests for selling small amounts has drastically declined  – from 2,117 to 34 – reported Politico, citing data obtained from the state Judiciary.

The same data revealed that the number of arrests for possession between one ounce and five pounds – which is more than permitted under the state law – dropped to 556 from 1,492.

People caught selling less than an ounce of marijuana are issued a written warning, while …

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