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New Jersey Police Officers to Report Marijuana Usage to Minors’ Parents

By Amaya Morales

Managing Editor

On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that now requires police officers to tell parents when their kids have marijuana, Patch.com reports.

The bill, A-5472, “requires law enforcement to provide written notification to a parent or guardian of anyone under age 18 who commits first offense of unlawfully possessing or consuming an alcoholic beverage, cannabis, marijuana, or hashish,” Patch.com continues.

This new change follows an original legislation that barred officers from telling parents, CBSlocal.com reports.

However, Murphy did not provide any explanation for this sudden change, CBS added.

With this new change in legislation, college students who are still minors would have this reported back to their parents or guardian. While FDU Metro is a dry campus, many schools in NJ aren’t and with the new legalization of marijuana universities will have to navigate how to handle underage usage, much like with alcohol. 

COVID-19 Numbers 

There were 5,999 new positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, with 742 new cases in Bergen County. 

 Sat. 3/27/2021Fri. 3/26/2021
New Jersey887,000882,000
Bergen County88,90488,162

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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