New Jersey

Tue
30
Jun

Asbury Park backs legalization of marijuana

ASBURY PARK – The city’s leadership is supporting a movement to legalize marijuana in New Jersey.

The City Council has agreed to draft a resolution urging state lawmakers to decriminalize use of the drug which advocates say causes little or no harm to people.

The resolution would be a symbolic gesture, supporting efforts by the community group Help Not Handcuffs which has lobbied to stop law enforcement from arresting people for substance use.

Randy Thompson, founder of Help Not Handcuffs, said arrests for marijuana impose criminal records on people– deterring them from jobs and housing– for a minor offense. He also said marijuana enforcement distracts police from more serious crimes. He called on Asbury Park to make it the lowest law enforcement priority.

Wed
24
Jun

Nevada Based Marijuana Testing Lab Company, MA & Associates, LLC Becomes a 100% Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Of Pazoo

WHIPPANY, N.J., June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pazoo, Inc. (OTC Pinks: PZOO) (German WKN#: A1J3DK), is pleased to report that on Wednesday, June 3, 2015,  Pazoo acquired the remaining 60% of MA & Associates, LLC in exchange for 900,000 shares of Pazoo's Series C. Preferred stock. This now makes MA & Associates, LLC a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Pazoo.

Tue
23
Jun

N.J. lawmakers introduce bill allowing sick kids to use medical marijuana oil in school

TRENTON - As the family of a severely ill teenage girl in south Jersey sues for her right to consume medical marijuana oil at school, two lawmakers Monday introduced a bill that would require school boards to set policies that would allow it to be used in schools across the state.

Parents or a person they designate would be required to come to the school and administer the medical marijuana dose in the form of an edible oil, according to the legislation. No one would be allowed to smoke marijuana on school grounds.

Fri
19
Jun

Most N.J. residents OK with legalizing and taxing pot for adults, poll says

TRENTON — More than half of New Jerseyans — 58 percent — either support legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana for adults 21 years old and older, according to a Rutgers-Eagelton poll released Thursday.

Nearly just as many people — 57 percent — say it is not a pressing issue, while 44 percent called it "very" or "somewhat" important priority for elected leaders.

Thu
18
Jun

Philly420: Pa. and NJ voters polling high for marijuana

Voters appear ready to end marijuana prohibition but politicians are slow to act.

Two polls released today show a significant upward trend favoring marijuana legalization among Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents.

A Franklin & Marshall poll showed that a staggering 87 percent of Pa residents approve of medical marijuana. Although support has been above 80 percent in several polls since 2009, this is the highest number to date.

Few issues have ever seen this massive level of public backing.

Thu
18
Jun

Freeholders praise medical marijuana advocate

A Camden County father will be honored by freeholders Thursday for advocating on his daughter’s behalf.

Ricardo Rivera has been a vocal supporter of medical marijuana and has called on political leaders to make it easier for patients to obtain legal cannabis.

His 8-year-old daughter, Tatyana “Tuffy” Rivera, was diagnosed at 10 months of age with a severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Until she started taking a regimen of cannabis-infused coconut oil more than a year ago, she suffered up to 300 seizures a day and was unable to speak or feed herself.

Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez said she wrote the official proclamation about Rivera in time for Father’s Day. In it, the document states Rivera “helps his daughter daily by being her voice.”

Thu
18
Jun

NJ medical marijuana patients in danger of losing jobs

Colorado's Supreme Court has decided that workers who use marijuana for medical reasons can be fired.

Patients in New Jersey's medical marijuana program are also at risk of losing their jobs.

Ken Wolski, who leads the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey, said Colorado's decision is consistent with court rulings in other states holding that medical marijuana users can be fired for using the drug when they're off the job. That's not fair, said Wolski.

Wed
17
Jun

CANNAPHARMARX TO EXHIBIT AT THE CANNABIS WORLD CONGRESS & BUSINESS EXPO IN NYC

CARNEYS POINT, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/15 -- CannaPharmaRx, Inc. (OTCQB: CPMD), a leader in the research, development, and commercialization of cannabinoid-based drug products, announced today that it will be exhibiting at the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo. The conference will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY from Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19. CannaPharmaRx will exhibit in booth # 316.

Wed
10
Jun

7 States Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal But Barely Accessible

With New York State beginning to accept applications for medical marijuana providers last week, criticism of the hyper-strict program negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been plentiful. Hinged on concerns about arbitrary regulations and insufficient patient access, advocates for medical marijuana access worry the program will be too small and restrictive to be effective.

Wed
10
Jun

Republican attitudes are shifting on marijuana – despite Chris Christie's vow

On Sunday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie set out his stall firmly against legalised cannabis on CBS’s Face The Nation, vowing to clamp down using federal law on states such as Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska that have legalised the drug.

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