One at One: New Jersey’s New Marijuana Laws & Schools
Posted March 2, 2021
Today’s Issue by Nick Sullivan:
Whether the new marijuana laws, enacted by Governor Murphy on February 22, 2021, affect a school district’s reporting requirements under the Uniform Memorandum of Understanding between Education and Law Enforcement Officials.
No. Although the new marijuana laws decriminalized the possession of marijuana, marijuana remains defined as a controlled dangerous substance under the statute. Therefore, pursuant to the Uniform Memorandum of Understanding with Law Enforcement Officials, school districts are still required to report to law enforcement when any employee has reason to believe that a student is in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, including marijuana.
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