NJ Law Says Cops Can’t Tell Parents About Kid’s Pot Bust
From: Fox News
New Jersey minors caught with weed or booze won’t have to worry about getting grounded by Mom and Dad — as a new law legalizing marijuana bars police from telling parents if their kids were caught, and apparently extends to alcohol.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed a package of bills on Feb. 22 after a three-year legislative push to pave the way for a legal marketplace for marijuana in the state.
The decriminalization allows people to carry up to six ounces of pot but also limits how law enforcement can interact with anyone under the now-legal age of 21 when it comes to suspicion of using marijuana.
Battiloro, a father of three, said of his kids, “while I trust them immensely, they are, no doubt, in the most formative – and vulnerable – years of their lives.”
“I fully believe that we parents and guardians fully deserve – and more importantly – have a right to know – when our children are involved in dangerous situations.”
Point Pleasant Police Chief Joseph Michigan echoed those concerns in those a nearly identical statement.
“We see these laws as not only counterproductive but also as a detriment to the safety of our children,” he wrote. “Reviewing the new policy, what presents itself as most problematic is the inability to freely communicate with parents.”
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