NJ lawmakers advance bill to let parents know if their child is caught with marijuana
New Jersey lawmakers have advanced a bill that states that parents must be notified if their minor child unlawfully possesses or buys marijuana.
The bill comes not even one month after Gov. Phil Murphy signed cannabis legislation that explicitly prohibited parental notification.
The measure appears to be on a fast track, coming after concerns that the law left parents in the dark.
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Spokespeople for Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney said they support the measure. Murphy has also stated that he supported the idea of parental notification.
Under the current law, parents of minors could only be notified after a second offense.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.