The forthcoming guidance is expected to have a larger impact in smaller, more rural areas, where prosecutors have often been often unwilling to downgrade charges absent a directive from the top law enforcement official in the state. Minor marijuana possession, under 50 grams, is normally charged as a disorderly persons offense. However, it is anticipated that possession of larger amounts of marijuana, or possession with intent to distribute will continue to be prosecuted. Stayed tuned for updates.
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RANDY C. REDDEN