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New Jersey Temporarily Stops Prosecuting Marijuana Cases

New Jersey's attorney general said the state will hold off until Sept. 4 or later.
Posted at 9:31 PM, Jul 25, 2018

New Jersey won't prosecute any marijuana-related cases — at least, not until the fall.

On Tuesday, the state's attorney general told prosecutors to hold off "until Sept. 4, 2018 or later."

State lawmakers are trying to come up with guidance on marijuana regulations. They're expected to discuss legalization this summer.

But marijuana laws are still in effect, and a spokesperson for the New Jersey AG said, "There's no change in direction to law enforcement."

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.