On Wednesday, Nov. 25, as families prepared to take a brief respite for Thanksgiving, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that prosecutors would take a respite from prosecuting low-level marijuana possession charges. Grewal asked that prosecutors at the state and local levels put all such cases on hold until further notice. For more serious
On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, voters in New Jersey chose to approve a constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana possession and sale. But revising the criminal code for drug charges is only the beginning. There are many questions left unanswered by the simple ballot measure, including what happens to those with marijuana-related offenses on their criminal record.
Following the overdose of 24-year-old Nick Rohdes of Middleton, NJ, a new legislative movement was started to regulate sober living homes for recovering addicts. Rohdes was found dead of a heroin overdose by his mother, Alba Herrera, in her Pennsylvania home in February 2014. Herrera was shocked to learn that the day before he died,
According to a research letter published on February 2013 in the National Center for Health Statistics, fatal drug overdoses have increased for the 11th consecutive year in the United States. Over 38,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States in 2010, which is a large increase from the previous years. As countless athletes
Imagine: you and some buddies are driving around town and get pulled over by a police officer who is not too friendly. He asks you all to step out of the vehicle because he wants to search it for contraband. During the course of his search, he finds some marijuana and a firearm. Everyone inside