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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is it illegal to ship cannabis from legal state to legal state.

Can I ship cannabis via USPS or UPS from California or Denver to New Jersey.

Aaron A. Pelley
Aaron A. Pelley answered on Mar 3, 2021

It is Federally illegal to transport across state lines and, since it is still Federally illegal, it is, at least for now, not advisable. For all practical purposes the State agencies and local authorities do not likely care. However, the UPS is a Federal agency and USPS cooperates with the Fed.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can the state seize my home if it is considered a grow house for marijuana.

This is hypothetical and I pondered this question from watching YouTube videos about drug busts

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Oct 22, 2020

A simple hypothetical answer to your

inquiry, the house is at risk for seizure.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for New Jersey on
Q: How severe is this offense

I was arrested for 4 roach clips that the police believe to be Marijuana roaches, and no actual marijuana was found, I'm 18 with no prior record and am a 3.6gpa student

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 30, 2020

Well its pretty serve when you figure as the law stands today, you have a criminal record of arrest and if the substance found tests positive for THC you looking at up to 180 days in jail (rare for first time offenders) 6 months loss of your drivers license, $1000.00 fine and other surcharges and... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for New Jersey on
Q: If during a traffic stop a cop smells marijuana can they pull you out your car and search it without consent from me?

Also can the cop search my trunk which is considered a lock compartment without a warrant?

Howard Lesnik
Howard Lesnik answered on Jan 22, 2020

Yes, plain smell is an exception to the search warrant requirement. However, that does not mean that the underlying motor vehicle stop and subsequent search was valid. You should consult with an attorney to discuss the facts of your case and possible motion to suppress.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Small Claims and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for New Jersey on
Q: I have court in 3 days for a summons of 50 grams or less of marijuana . It was 1G to be exact . I have a medical card


James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Jan 6, 2020

You are facing a criminal record and possibly loosing your license for 2 years. The prosecutor could decide to drop the charge based on card or reasonably say that you did not have it when you were arrested and continue to prosecute you. With no legal knowledge you are putting yourself at risk... Read more »

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