N.J. moves to reinstate penalties for underage public drinking, weed consumption

Two years after decriminalizing public drinking for young people under 21, New Jersey is on the verge of reinstating penalties because too many minors have been “flouting the law.”

On Thursday, a state Senate panel approved a bill that would impose a $50 fine on people under 21 found with booze or marijuana in the state, and for police to notify parents or guardians of those under 18.


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