POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A protest was held Saturday at the Jersey Shore over some components of the state’s recreational marijuana laws.
Among the complaints is a provision barring police officers from contacting parents of minors caught with marijuana on their first offense.READ MORE: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Home Of Gabby Petito's Fiancé Brian Laundrie
Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra hopes the state commission on marijuana makes serious changes.READ MORE: Yonkers Police: 2 Men Dead After One Jumps Off Building And Hits The Other 12 Stories Below
“I’m well aware that Governor Murphy has signaled support to scale back this provision, but if that actually occurs, the devil will be in the details, and nothing I have seen so far has led me to believe that any changes to the law will remove this ridiculous criminal liability component our officers now face,” Kanitra said.
The measure is now under review.MORE NEWS: New York City Public Schools To Increase COVID Testing, Relax Quarantine Rules
It could take up to a year before recreational marijuana is sold at state-licensed dispensaries.