As recreational marijuana becomes legal in New Jersey; residents are learning how marijuana charges will be dealt
By: Teresa M. Gomez and Tyler Harris
On Feb. 22, 2021, New Jersey became the 13th state to legalize recreational marijuana after an overwhelming vote in the 2020 elections. The Senate passed the bill with a 22 to 12 vote and the Assembly passed it, 49 to 27, enabling the state to sign weed into law.
The Garden State has been known to have some of the highest arrest rates in the nation and the local New Jersey police officers are some…
Teresa Gomez and Tyler Harris are seniors at Montclair State University. They partnered up to work on an investigative multimedia piece for Spring 2021.