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As Purdue, Sacklers Seek to Block NJ’s Opioid Suit Citing Bankruptcy, AG Grewal Demands Documents from Family

Green Cross Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Attorney General reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that the State has issued demands for documents and information from eight members of Purdue Pharma’s founding Sackler family, and has served subpoenas on five Delaware-based corporate partnerships that own the vast majority of Purdue’s assets. The State’s action comes in the wake of…
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NJ Releases Athletes v Opioids Vid

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: The NJ OAG reports TRENTON – In a video released to New Jersey high school students today, a women’s national soccer team legend and a starting wide receiver for the New York Jets team up to deliver a powerful warning about the risks associated with sports injuries and opioid use. The 6-minute video, entitled “Athletes vs Opioids,” is a…
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ALERT ISSUED – Severe Pulmonary Disease Hospitalizing People Who Vape

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: The New Jersey State Health Department reports - There have been reports from multiple states of patients who have been hospitalized with acute severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping ( use of e-cigarette devices to aerosolize substances for inhalation). Patients presented with respiratory symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Symptoms worsened over a period of days…
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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Dramatically Reform New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program, Expand Patient Access

STATEHOUSE .NEWS - Office of the Gov reports FREEHOLD – Governor Phil Murphy today signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act to dramatically reform New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) and expand patient access to medical marijuana. “Today’s legislation creates a medical marijuana program that is modernized, compassionate, progressive, and meets the needs of patients,” said Governor ;“I am proud to stand with my legislative…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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