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Is possession of marijuana a felony offense?

NJ Drug Charges FAQ  |  See also:  NJ DWI FAQ

Q) Is possession of marijuana a felony offense?

A) In New Jersey, criminal offenses are categorized as indictable crimes (known in other states as felonies) or disorderly persons offenses (known in other states as misdemeanors).  Possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana is a crime punishable by a fine of up to $25,000.  Possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense.  If you are charged with possession of marijuana in a school zone, public housing project or public park, there are enhanced penalties.
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