Marijuana .... Some feel it should remain illegal and some feel it should be legalized. Currently here in New Jersey it's illegal and we have broken down the top "pot" towns here at the Jersey Shore. We've also broken it down by county as well here in Ocean, Burlington and Monmouth Counties. Figures released in a recent Patch article sight figures from the ACLU .... from a survey of police departments from around the State.

Top Municipalities with Highest Per Capita Marijuana Possession Arrests in 2013: (Arrests Per 100,000 People)

Monmouth/Ocean (of the Top 50 Reported in New Jersey)

  1. SEASIDE PARK 5,028.09
  2. SHIP BOTTOM 2,804.57
  3. BEACH HAVEN 2,757.24
  4. NEPTUNE CITY 2,365.56
  5. ENGLISHTOWN 2,345.95
  6. LAKEHURST 1,624.93
  7. ASBURY PARK 1,307.02
  8. POINT PLEASANT BEACH 1,261.00
  9. SEASIDE HEIGHTS 1,188.80
  10. OCEAN TWP 1,023.88
  11. WALL TWP 929.19
  12. NEPTUNE TWP 785.71
  13. MANASQUAN 634.25
  14. RED BANK 548.35

Each County's Top 3 Municipalities with Highest Per Capita Marijuana Possession Arrest Rate, 2000 - 2013

Ocean County

  1. SHIP BOTTOM 3,405.36
  2. SEASIDE HEIGHTS 2,444.96
  3. POINT PLEASANT BEACH 1,340.88

Burlington County

  1. MOUNT HOLLY TWP 712.49
  2. BURLINGTON TWP 660.07
  3. BURLINGTON 552.23

Monmouth County 

  1. SEA BRIGHT 2,720.15
  2. ASBURY PARK 1,323.58
  3. NEPTUNE CITY 972.25

 

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