New Jersey Law Concerning MDMA (Ecstasy)

Current Law
P.L.2000, c.55. Senate Bill 1252, passed in 2000 and  increased the criminal penalties for manufacture or distribution of MDMA, known as "ecstasy," and MDA. >> Read the new law


A2589 - DiGaetano, Paul/Gregg, Guy R.     (Identical Bill: S1252)

Presently the sale, manufacture or distribution of "ecstasy" in New Jersey may be prosecuted under N.J.S.A.2C:35-5 b. (13) as a crime of the third degree. These bills would grade the crime based on either the weight involved, or the number of pills. >> Read the bill

A2629 - Holzapfel, James W./Heck, Rose Marie

This bill would increase the penalties for the distribution, manufacture or possession with the intent to distribute MDMA ("Ecstasy") and 3.4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA). Specifically, the bill would make the illegal manufacture, distribution, dispensing or possession with intent to
distribute a first degree crime if the quantity involved is five ounces or more. The term of imprisonment must include the imposition of a minimum term of one-third to one-half of the sentence imposed, during which the defendant would be ineligible for parole. If the quantity involved in the offense is one-half ounce or more but less than five ounces, it would be a crime of the second degree. If the quantity involved is less than one-half ounce, it would be a third degree crime. >> Read Bill