New Jersey

Industrial Opioid Disaster – With 3000+ NJ Deaths, Governor Murphy Announces New Initiatives to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

CAMDEN, NJ:  – Governor Phil Murphy and the Murphy Administration today unveiled several new initiatives to strengthen New Jersey’s fight against the opioid epidemic. In 2018, more than 3,000 individuals in New Jersey died due to overdoses. “The opioid epidemic continues to devastate families and communities across our state,” said Governor Murphy. “As we combat this crisis, it is critical that we use data-driven, evidence-based strategies to support individuals suffering from addiction and help them get on the path to recovery.” At Cooper University Medical Center in Camden, the Governor outlined his Administration’s key strategies for combatting the epidemic:  1. Increasing access to…
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Health

New Jersey Health Doubles Patients Served by Medical Marijuana to 34,000

TRENTON, NJ:  - Continuing to expand patient access and reform New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program, the Murphy Administration has seen the number of patients in the program double from roughly 17,000 to 34,000 since the day Governor Murphy took office in January. The program has also added 300 doctors and reduced wait times for ID cards. Dispensaries are also now able to post prices, so patients can comparison shop. A series of other reforms have reduced by half the amount of time it takes patients to get ID cards to an average of two weeks; allowed caregivers for terminally ill…
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Events

International Overdose Awareness Day NJ

NewJerseyStrong .com NEWS - WATCH NEWS VIDEO - Capitol County holds International Overdose Awareness Day. Robbinsville, NJ: The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Robbinsville Township, and the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County hold a candlelight vigil for those who lost their lives to Opioid overdose. At least 72,000 people overdose on opioids per year in the United States. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held one day during the last week in August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends…
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New Jersey to Expand Access to Medicinal Marijuana

From the New Jersey Department of Health:  TRENTON, NJ - The Murphy Administration today announced it is seeking up to six new applicants to operate medicinal marijuana dispensaries — two each in the northern, central and southern regions of New Jersey.    “We look forward to the opening of six new dispensaries so we can ensure that all qualifying patients who want access to medicinal marijuana can have it,’’ said Governor Phil Murphy. “Due to the steps that Commissioner Elnahal and I have taken since January, we have seen the addition of 10,000 new patients. Accordingly, we have to expand the number…
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Massachusetts

Industrial Legal Growth – First Post Election Rally for Legalization at State House Complex as Governor Elect Phil Murphy Prepares for Office

Trenton, NJ: Boston native, Harvard graduate Phil Murphy, a Monmouth County New Jersey resident, has been elected Governor of New Jersey and desires to legalize recreational marijuana. Watch Video of first Post election rally for legalization beyond medical use. Vietnam Veteran Dan Brady, and Attorney Bill Caruso comments on legal industry growth, at the cmmnj rally at New Jersey's Capitol Complex
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Medical Marijuana Use Now Allowed at NJ Schools

The NJ Weedman Ed Forshon and NJ Coalition for Medical Marijuana spokesman Jim Miller during NJ Statehouse 2015 Rally to legalize medical marijuana in schools. Stanley Brick photographer (C)2015. Hillsborough, NJ: via Patch ...“The Board of Education, in accordance with the requirements of 18A:40­, must adopt a Policy authorizing parents, guardians, and primary caregivers to administer medical marijuana to a qualifying student patient while on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school­ sponsored event,” according to the policy Hillsborough BOE passed. Governor Chris Christie passed a statue on Nov. 9, 2015 that requires all school districts in New Jersey to adopt…
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NJ Allows Medical Marijuana in Schools

TRENTON, NJ: Several South Jersey families are celebrating the news that Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Monday a long-awaited medical marijuana bill. The bill requires facilities and schools providing services to residents with developmental disabilities to adopt policies allowing administration of medical marijuana Social Share:  --------------------------------------------------------------------- Trenton, NJ: Ed Forchion, the “NJ Weedman”, holds “Marijuana is safer than alcohol” sign as he speaks at the Trenton Statehouse in New Jersey. Medical marijuana advocate Jim Miller, co-founder of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana, hold sign asking NJ Governor Chris Christie to Pass “Genny’s” bill allowing medical marijuana prescription use in schools.  Genny is treated…
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