Law enforcement officials aren't pleased with certain aspects of New Jersey's new cannabis laws. That's particularly true for Wyckoff Police as it pertains to how they deal with minors now that weed is legal.
Police Chief David Murphy penned a letter to township parents this week detailing the new mandates as he sees them. Most notably, Murphy balked at the idea that his officers can't make a call to parents if a minor is caught with weed for the first time.
"We were aware of this pending legislation and understand that a majority of New Jersey residents voted to have marijuana legalized in the state. We did not anticipate, however, that this legislation would strongly restrict the ability of police departments in New Jersey to communicate with parents about use of marijuana and alcohol by their children," he said.
"As police officers and parents, we are disappointed that these new laws enacted by New Jersey legislators have taken away our ability to communicate with you as parents," Murphy added.