On the same day New Jersey's attorney general announced an immediate adjournment of marijuana-related cases in municipal courts, people in the state's second-largest city appeared to welcome the news.
In Jersey City's Journal Square neighborhood Tuesday, a number of passersby shared their thoughts on the future of marijuana in the state just hours after New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal advised all local and county prosecutors to put a hold on marijuana-related offenses until Sept. 4.
Many see the move as a prelude to eventual decriminalization and legalization.
"It's a good thing ... because certain people need it," Isaiah Allen said of marijuana as he was leaving the city's municipal courthouse on Summit Avenue. "It calms a lot of people down, it's not a harmful drug."