Pot Progress: NJ Prosecutors Reverse Age-old Position and Now Support Marijuana Legalization
Huge strides were made in the struggle for marijuana legalization on Tuesday: The New Jersey State Municipal Prosecutors Association said they support legalizing the possession of pot. This is significant because the association leads the prosecution of all marijuana related charges in the state.
“Each week, New Jersey police officers arrest hundreds of citizens for the disorderly persons offense of possession of under 50 grams of marijuana,” said Jon-Henry Barr, president of the board of trustees of the Municipal Prosecutors Association, to the Ashby Park Press.
The paper reported that Barr's other reasons for backing marijuana legalization include: