Decriminalization of marijuana in NJ

State leaders are privately discussing a plan to decriminalize marijuana and put an end to arrests for pot possession.

  For decriminalization to become legal, both the state Senate and Assembly would have to pass a bill and the New Jersey Governor Murphy would have to sign it into law.

  Talks about decriminalization have been revived after Sweeney and other top lawmakers announced last week they were dropping their latest push for lawmakers to pass a bill that would legalize weed in the state and instead move forward with a plan to ask voters to decide next November.