Murphy signs law requiring parental notification for minors caught with alcohol or marijuana

The legislative clean up continues on legal marijuana. Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill tweaking the measure so police are required to notify parents when their teens are caught with alcohol or weed. Families and law enforcement were outraged over the initial rule preventing their involvement for those under the age of 18.

But some lawmakers say the changes need to go a step further. Republican senators introduced a bill to adjust the violations officers would now face for detaining a minor or illegally searching them, proposing that police only face a criminal charge of civil rights deprivation if they target a person for their race, religion, gender, sexuality or ethnicity.

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