TRENTON - A scheduled vote on decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana has been postponed by the New Jersey General Assembly in order to make amendments to the bill.
The bipartisan bill would decriminalize possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana, resulting in a fine rather than jail. Amendments being considered include allowing judges to schedule drug counseling for repeat offenders and deferring a portion of the fine to drug education.
Gov. Chris Christie has not taken a position on the bill.
AP Wire services contributed to this report.
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