Archive for Tag: marijuana

Bramnick says unruly crowds at the shore benefit by Murphy’s police directives

TRENTON, N.J. – Amid reports of unruly teenagers disturbing the peace at shore towns this summer, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says the state’s approach to new marijuana laws and juvenile justice are tying the hands of law enforcement. “There should be no tolerance for unlawful conduct,” Bramnick (R-Union)...

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Bramnick: ‘Listen to the AG’ and fix legal marijuana law again to eliminate harsh penalties for police

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey police can be subject to third-degree criminal charges for making honest mistakes by trying to investigate underage use of alcohol and marijuana. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick agrees with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal that the Legislature needs to clean up the state’s marijuana laws...

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Murphy agrees with Bramnick to repeal law that bans cops from calling parents when their kids are busted for marijuana or alcohol

TRENTON, N.J. – During a briefing on the pandemic Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy said he supports legislation to repeal the law prohibiting police from notifying parents on their child’s use or possession of marijuana or alcohol. “I am glad to hear Governor Murphy agrees that parents should be notified...

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In rare move, Democrats reverse course on parental notification

TRENTON, N.J. – Two weeks ago, the Democrat majority passed a bill prohibiting police to notify parents when their underage children are caught using marijuana or alcohol. “It is rare to see the governor and the Democratic majority reverse course on a bad policy,” said Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. “They...

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Bramnick drafting bill to repeal new law that prohibits police from notifying parents of youth drug use

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law on Monday a bill (A5342) prohibiting law enforcement from notifying parents if a minor is found in possession of or using marijuana and alcohol. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick announced today that he will introduce legislation to repeal the parental...

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DiMaso: Marijuana injustice bill is not will of the people

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso strongly criticized Democrats passing controversial legislation on underage use and possession of marijuana. “This legislation was not a bill to advance social justice or mental health; it is an attack on parenting and punishing our police officers more than individuals supplying drugs to...

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There are more important things than marijuana, says Bergen

TRENTON, N.J. – On Friday, Speaker Craig Coughlin announced the postponement of all Assembly business for 10 days, a move designed to allow the governor and Senate more time to come to an agreement on the details of marijuana legislation. “An internal political feud is not more important than...

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