New Jersey Cannabis State Laws


New Jersey is following suit with legalizing marijuana as recreational based on the state’s democratic seat leader who wants to start a discussion about the legalization.


50 grams or less

  • Disorderly Person
  • 6 months incarceration
  • $1,000 fine

More than 50 grams

  • Misdemeanor/Possibly a Felony
  • 1 and a half years incarceration
  • $25,000 fine


Less than 1 oz to 25 pounds or more

  • Felony
  • 1.5 – 20 years incarceration
  • $25,000 – $300,00 fine

Within 1000 feet of a school or school bus

  • Felony
  • 3-5 years incarceration
  • $150,000 fine

To minors or pregnant women carries a double term of imprisonment and fine.


1 oz – less than 5 lbs (less than 10 plants)

  • Felony
  • 3-5 years incarceration
  • $25,000 fine

More than 25 lbs (50 plants or more)

  • Felony
  • 10 – 20 years incarceration
  • $300,000 fine

Medical Marijuana:

Qualifying Conditions

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer (includes associated chronic pain and/or severe nausea)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS (includes associated chronic pain and/or severe nausea)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Seizure and/or spasticity disorders
  • Any terminal illness if a doctor has determined the patient will die within a year

Patient Limits:

Two ounces per month

Currently Pending:

New Jersey is on the move to legalize marijuana which would make it the 9th state to follow in pursuit of legalization.


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