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New Poll Suggests Marijuana Use is a Civil Matter

A new poll shows that a majority of New Jersey voters believe people caught with small amounts of marijuana should pay a fine but not go to prison.

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The Drug Policy Alliance’s poll of 600 registered voters found that 61 percent support making possession of two ounces or less of marijuana a civil matter.

Currently, marijuana possession in a criminal offense in New Jersey, with a penalty of up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail.

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