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New Jersey Marijuana Penalties

 

New Jersey Marijuana Law, Regulation, Penalties, Attornies & Congressman

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  

Possession

50 g or less Disorderly Person 6 months $ 1,000
More than 50 g Crime 1.5 years $ 25,000
Within 1000 feet of a school adds 100 hours of community service, as well as an additional fine.

Distribution

Less than 1 oz Crime 1.5 years $ 25,000
1 oz – less than 5 lbs Crime 3* – 5 years $ 25,000
5 – less than 25 lbs Crime 5* – 10 years $ 150,000
25 lbs or more Crime 10* – 20 years $ 300,000
Within 1000 feet of a school or school bus Crime 3* – 5 years $ 150,000
Includes possession with the intent to distribute
To minors or pregnant women carries a double term of imprisonment and fine.
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Cultivation

1 oz – less than 5 lbs (less than 10 plants) Crime 3* – 5 years $ 25,000
5 – less than 25 lbs (10 – less than 50 plants) Crime 5* – 10 years $ 150,000
More than 25 lbs (50 plants or more) Crime 10* – 20 years $ 300,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Hash & Concentrates

Possession of 5 g or less Disorderly Person 6 months $ 1,000
Possession of more than 5 g Crime 6 months $ 25,000
Manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing with intent of less than 5 g Crime 18 months $ 10,000
Manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing with intent of 5 g – less than 1 lb Crime 3* – 5 years $ 25,000
Manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing with intent of 1 lb – less than 5 lbs Crime 5* – 10 years $ 150,000
Manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing with intent of 5 lbs or more Crime 10* – 20 years $ 300,000
Within 1000 feet of a school or school bus Crime 3* – 5 years $ 150,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Paraphernalia

Possession or use of paraphernalia Disorderly Person 6 months $ 1,000
Sale of paraphernalia Crime 18 months $ 10,000

Miscellaneous

Failure to turn over marijuana to a police officer is a misdemeanor. Being under the influence of marijuana is a misdemeanor. Potential punishment is listed below in Penalty Details.
If under 17 year, driving privileges shall be suspended for 6 months – 2 years

 

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