For the second time in less than a month, New Jersey legislators advanced changes that are expected to be the "last" hold-up in legalizing weed in the Garden State.
The Senate Judiciary and Assembly Appropriations committees on Thursday advanced a "clean-up" bill that makes minor changes to the Legislature's already approved legislative package to legalize marijuana.
The main thrust of the measure changes penalties for underage marijuana users who are found in possession of the drug.
Under the newest proposed changes, anyone between 18 and 21 years old would be subject to a $50 to $250 fine if they possess 6 ounces or less of marijuana, the legal threshold for adults over 21 years old. Possession of over 6 ounces would come with a maximum fine of $100 to $500.