On the heels of our state’s medical marijuana program, essentially nullifying the federal Controlled Substances Act, legislation has now been introduced in New Jersey that will decriminalize possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana. A4252 establishes various degrees of fines for possession, while removing the criminal penalties under the current NJ law.
“An honest reading of the Constitution with an original understanding of the Founders and Ratifiers makes it quite clear that the federal government has no constitutional authority to override state laws on marijuana.”
-excerpt from the legislative tracking page: http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/nullification/marijuana/ where you’ll find information on many states’ efforts to stand up to the federal government on this issue.
Introduced on Nov. 10, 2011, this bill has 4 Sponsors and 15 Co-Sponsors.