New Jersey residents voted to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana earlier this month. But until state legislators work out the details of the Garden State’s new industry, possession of marijuana remains illegal.
Nearly three weeks after Ballot Question No. 1 was passed, there are still dozens of people who have been arrested for possessing cannabis – victims of laws that are still on the books while lawmakers debate the new rules.
“Every single day. Just about every single day. Usually it’s several people a day. Obviously, the calls fluctuate,” says Tinton Falls defense attorney Jef Henninger.