NJ Won't Prosecute Any Pot Possession Cases Until September

New Jersey is going to stop prosecuting pot possession cases, at least temporarily. State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is asking municipal prosecutors to adjourn all marijuana cases until September 4th or later, while his office develops appropriate prosecution guidelines. That's seen as a big step toward legalizing recreational marijuana which has been decriminalized in nine states, plus Washington, D.C. New Jersey has the 2nd highest marijuana arrest rate in the nation, behind Wyoming, with nearly 36-thousand arrests in 2016.