Is Marijuana Possession Legal In New Jersey? Yes And No.

In 2010, New Jersey passed a law that legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Individuals with chronic pain, anxiety, migraines and other debilitating conditions can apply to receive a medical marijuana card, allowing them to legally purchase a certain quantity of pot at a designated dispensary in the state of New Jersey.

Pot for recreational purposes, however, still remains illegal to possess, sell or distribute. Depending on the amount in question, individuals facing pot-related drug charges could face significant fines and jail time.

But that might change very soon.

A Bill To Legalize Marijuana Use For Recreational Use

In June 2018, a New Jersey state senator introduced a bill that would no longer criminalize marijuana use under state law. Individuals 21 years of age and older would be able to purchase and possess up to an ounce of pot at one of a variety of state dispensaries without facing state drug charges.

If the bill passes, those who have been convicted for marijuana possession in previous years may be able to obtain an expungement to erase it from public record.

However, if the new bill becomes law, it would likely not take affect for several months. Individuals caught possessing marijuana or any other drug should still reach out to a criminal defense attorney.

That's where I come in.

Former Police Officer. Over A Decades Of Criminal Defense Experience.

I am attorney Joseph M. Horn, and I defend individuals in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, and all of New York and Pennsylvania who are facing charges for marijuana and other types of drug offenses, including sale or distribution.

Prior to opening my private practice, I was a police officer in Bergen County. Unlike most defense lawyers, I possess both legal knowledge and street smarts.

I know how to thoroughly review police reports with a policeman's eye. I know police procedures inside and out and can immediately tell if your Fourth Amendment search and seizure rights were violated.

Let Me Help You. Call Or Send An Email Today.

If you or a loved one is facing marijuana charge of any type, contact my office to talk about your charges and what I can do to help protect you.

Call 201-479-2858. If you have a question, send me an email. My evaluations are always free. Serving all of Bergen County, including Ridgefield Park, and all of New York and Pennsylvania.

Hablas español? Call 201-921-7930.