Gov. Murphy Pushes to Change N.J. Law on Underage Weed & Alcohol Penalties

Charles Elmo

Sports Writer

There is a push amongst legislators to change the new law preventing police from notifying juveniles’ parents the first time they are caught with marijuana or alcohol, according to 

On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy said he agrees with making changes to allow police to notify the parents of a teenager under the age of 21 if they are found with alcohol or marijuana for the first time, the Patch continues. 

Under the current law, a first violation only warrants a written warning attached with their name, address and birth date. 

Furthermore, Murphy signed a bill into law on Feb. 22, making marijuana legal in New Jersey, a past The Equinox article reports

Murphy acknowledges the possible changes and supports them going forward. 

Sports Update

The Fairleigh Dickinson men’s soccer match against Bryant was postponed Monday due to COVID-19 protocols, FDU Athletics announced

After a dramatic 1-0 win over Sacred Heart to open up NEC play March 1, the Knights were scheduled to hit the pitch for their home opener at University Stadium in Teaneck, NJ. 

The Knights will now turn their attention to their next fixture set for Monday, March 15 at LIU. 

COVID-19 Numbers 

 The following is the latest COVID-19 cases for yesterday and today. 

Tues. 3/9/2021Mon. 3/8/2021
New Jersey815,000813,000
Bergen County80,60580,339

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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