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CANCER AWARENESS – Alcohol Causes Cancer and Cost Taxpayers $2.+ per drink

Alcohol is known to be a risk factor for cancers of the head and neck (mouth, throat, and voice box), liver, colon, rectum, and breast.  The cost of this dangerous behavior impacts many aspects of the drinker’s life and the lives of those around them. However, most of the costs resulted from losses in workplace productivity (72% of the total cost), health care expenses for treating problems caused by excessive drinking (11%…
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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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Justice Department, DEA propose significant opioid manufacturing reduction in 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration have proposed a reduction for controlled substances that may be manufactured in the next year. Consistent with President Trump’s “Safe Prescribing Plan” that seeks to “cut nationwide opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years,” the proposal decreases manufacturing quotas for the six most frequently misused opioids for 2019 by an average ten percent as…
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Nation – USAG Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Cracking Down on Synthetic Opioid Sales

Washington, DC: by Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III – The United States is facing the deadliest drug crisis in American history. The latest statistics suggest that approximately 72,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses in 2017 — the highest drug death toll in a single year and the fastest single-year increase in that death toll in American history. Meanwhile, millions of Americans are living with the consequences of…
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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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Vermont State Decriminalization Act 86

Montpelier, VT: The Governor has informed the House that on the January 22, 2018, he approved and signed a bill originating in the House of the following title: H. 511. An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older. Act No. 86 (). Crimes and criminal procedure; marijuana An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession…
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