The Attorney General has issued guidelines related to the new law in New Jersey which has legalized marijuana. The first instruction to all prosecutors is that any pending charge of distribution of marijuana or hashish be dismissed.
If you have any of the above charges currently pending against you, they will be dismissed.
The Attorney General’s Directive also addresses cases which had been previously resolved. For all of the same criminal charges listed above that have already been resolved, any guilty verdict or plea for placement in a diversionary program prior to February 22, 2021, will be vacated. Any outstanding fines, periods of incarceration, supervision, probation, or parole will also be vacated if they were imposed because of a violation of one of the above-described statutes.
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