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Are You Allowed to Post Marijuana on Social Media?

December 15, 2022

Are You Allowed to Post Marijuana on Social Media?

Earlier this year, recreational marijuana officially became legal in New Jersey. Residents can now buy and recreationally use marijuana as long as they’re 21 years of age. New Jersey’s marijuana laws go beyond that, and understanding what you can and can’t do is important to know to prevent legal troubles.

Social Media Rules When it Comes to Marijuana

Whether or not you can post marijuana on social media really depends on the situation. It depends on a number of factors, including the state in which the company is hosted and its specific policies. It’s not technically illegal to post marijuana on social media if the social media site allows it. Different social media sites have varying rules when it comes to marijuana.

These rules are also confused even further by whether you’re posting personally or commercially. Many companies prohibit the marketing of weed sales. This is because social media is used by people all over the country, including in states where it may not be legal. It’s also still illegal to sell marijuana in New Jersey unless you have a specific license to do so.

Most social media sites will not allow you to advertise or market the sale of marijuana. Posting on your personal account may be allowed, but depending on the specific social media site, it could get you banned. Additionally, many sites may have rules about posting content that shows the explicit use of marijuana rather than photographs with marijuana in it. It’s always recommended that you review the social media platform’s policies before posting anything that may get your profile banned or you in trouble.

New Jersey’s Marijuana Laws

Recreational marijuana may be legal in New Jersey, but it comes with rules. Understanding these rules is important to prevent expensive fines and a potential criminal record. Here are a few of the most important laws to know when it comes to marijuana use:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age to buy or use marijuana
  • You can only buy marijuana from a licensed cannabis dispensary
  • You can only buy up to one ounce of cannabis with each transaction
  • The use of marijuana is only permitted in private spaces
  • It’s illegal to transport marijuana across state lines
  • You can gift marijuana to someone, but you cannot sell it
  • It’s still illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana
  • All marijuana sales require that you pay a sales tax

New Jersey has decriminalized marijuana. This means that certain crimes no longer carry heavy charges, like the possession of slightly over one ounce of marijuana. However, the distribution or intent to distribute marijuana is still illegal in New Jersey.

Drug Charges in New Jersey

Marijuana is now charged separately from other illegal drugs. As long as you are of legal age and stay within the allowed amount of marijuana, recreational use is legal. However, other drug charges, like the possession of controlled substances, can lead to expensive fines and even jail time.

Drug charges in New Jersey can have a negative impact on your life. If you’re dealing with potential drug charges, contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Legal defenses may be available to reduce your charges or even help you avoid jail time. Avoiding a criminal record can also help to protect your future.

Contact an Experienced Medford Drug Defense Attorney About Your Marijuana Drug Crime Charges in New Jersey

Have you been charged with a drug crime in New Jersey?  A drug crime conviction can carry with it heavy fines, jail time, and driver’s license suspension!  That is why it is imperative that you speak with a qualified criminal law attorney about your case. The Law Offices of Michele Finizio represent clients charged with use, possession, production, distribution, and related drug offenses in Medford, Burlington Township, Moorestown, Camden, and throughout New Jersey. Call 856-888-9059 or fill out our confidential online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office located at 9 E Main St, Moorestown, NJ 08057, as well as an office located in Cherry Hill, NJ.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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