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: Tri-State Area Reports Steady Progress In COVID Vaccination Effort As Eligibility Expands
Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra hopes the state commission on marijuana makes serious changes.READ MORE: Driver Arrested After Car Slams Into Scaffolding On East Side
“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: NYPD Enlists Volunteers For Citywide Graffiti Cleanup Initiative
It could take up to a year before recreational marijuana is sold at state-licensed dispensaries.