The latest impact of New Jersey's recreational marijuana law has come into the fold as nearly 88,000 cases related to certain marijuana and hashish convictions or pending cases have been vacated or dismissed.
The Manchester Township Council introduced an ordinance this week along with an initial approval of a measure that would prevent cannabis shops from establishing themselves in this Ocean County municipality.
It could be months before pot shops are allowed to open up as the new Marijuana Law is rolled out in the Garden State, so while it is now legal, there is nowhere to currently legally buy recreational weed in New Jersey.
The way things currently stand is that police can face 3rd degree criminal charges for depravation of civil rights if they initiate that type of investigation or detain a minor on that offense, under the new guidelines.
Parents, you have been heard by towns, police and lawmakers here at the Jersey Shore and the pushback against the new Marijuana bill signed by Governor Murphy appears to have built up enough momentum for a possible repeal of the law after all.
New Jersey voters did overwhelmingly said Yes to legal weed in November but there are certain sections of the law that many towns, police and parents are raising a red flag on, hoping to see change soon.