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In response to the signing of the landmark S-21/A-21, also known as the Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act, by Gov. Phil Murphy on Feb. 22, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued guidelines for law enforcement in dealing with a changed landscape.

In addition to the act, Murphy also signed a marijuana decriminalization bill outlining marijuana and cannabis use and possession penalties, and a clean-up measure clarifying penalties for cannabis users under 21 years old.

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Suzette Parmley

Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, Governor, Legislature. She also contributes to The Legal Intelligencer and law.com. Suzette joined New Jersey Law Journal in Jan. 2019 from the Philadelphia Inquirer where she was a former Trenton Statehouse Correspondent and Business Reporter/Columnist. Awards: 1st Place for 2020 coverage of NJ Supreme Court; 2019 Specialized Writing Category, 5-time winner of the Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award from the New Jersey Press Association. Graduate of the Fels Center of Government/University of Pennsylvania. Email: [email protected] or follow on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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