New Jersey

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Chris Christie passes medical marijuana bill

Roger Barbour (left) is shown with daughter Genny and wife Lora. They're in a legal fight to be able to give Genny medical marijuana at school.

TRENTON - 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 to qualifying patients.

Wed
04
Nov

Marijuana could improve my teen son’s life, but we won’t know until it’s legal

When I dreamt of having children, I never thought I’d dream of the day my teenage son could legally use marijuana. When I was in college learning about The War on Drugs, I didn’t appreciate the history behind this substance. I certainly do now.

My son would likely benefit from marijuana. It might help stop his severe seizing, which would change all of our lives.

Unfortunately for us, marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug, a class of drugs assumed to be highly addictive, dangerous and without medical value. Cannabis sits on this list with heroin and LSD, but there is no longer a consensus within the medical community that marijuana belongs on this list. And so even promising trials are very limited. The government isn’t listening to the doctors.

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01
Nov

Man faces up to 20 years in prison for growing 17 marijuana plants in Pine Barrens

An Ocean County jury this week convicted an Atlantic County man for growing marijuana in the Pine Barrens.

Jon Peditto, 54, maintained throughout his trial in Toms River that he grew the 17 marijuana plants found by police in Tuckerton in 2012, according to a NJ.com report

Authorities also found more than three pounds of marijuana in his home, APP.com reported

He was charged with maintaining a drug production facility, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Sat
31
Oct

Medical marijuana patients still face hurdles in New Jersey

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - Michelle Teel sees a pain specialist to help her manage the devastation that five years of breast cancer treatment has wreaked on her body. The 35-year-old Deptford woman suffers from bone pain and a stubborn six-inch leaking wound on her chest that won’t heal.

Oxycodone does little to ease her discomfort.

“I’m in pain every day,” the former reporter said.

“If I come up with the money, I want to try the (medicinal) marijuana,” Teel said. “I want to be on something that works.”

Thu
29
Oct

Pine Barrens marijuana grower convicted of drug manufacturing

TOMS RIVER — A man who admitted to growing 17 cannabis plants in the Pine Barrens in 2012 was convicted Thursday of maintaining a drug manufacturing facility, the most serious charge against him.

After nearly six hours of deliberations, the jury returned a guilty verdict on two of the four counts filed against Jon Peditto, 54, of Mays Landing.

Along with the mainting a drug facility charge, Peditto was found guilty of possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana. The jury, however, returned a not guilty verdict on two counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Prosecutors said Peditto faces a minimum of 10 years in state prison.

Wed
28
Oct

New Jersey woman gets surprise delivery of 50 pounds of marijuana worth $100K

A New Jersey woman expecting a box of hair products she ordered online got a much more surprising delivery last week.

Inside the box was 50 pounds of marijuana.

The homeowner says it wasn't addressed to her and she had no idea who sent it, so she called police. The pot has a street value of up to $100,000.

The police department has posted pictures of the pot on its Facebook page, inviting the person expecting the package to come to police headquarters to claim it.

So far there have been no takers.

Sun
25
Oct

New Jersey woman gets surprise delivery of 50 pounds of marijuana worth $100K

A New Jersey woman expecting a box of hair products she ordered online got a much more surprising delivery last week.

Inside the box was 50 pounds of marijuana.

The homeowner says it wasn't addressed to her and she had no idea who sent it, so she called police. The pot has a street value of up to $100,000.

The police department has posted pictures of the pot on its Facebook page, inviting the person expecting the package to come to police headquarters to claim it.

So far there have been no takers.

 

Fri
23
Oct

Police: If You're Waiting On Packages Filled With Marijuana, Feel Free To Come Pick It Up

 

e know how annoying it is when a package you’re expecting gets lost in the mail, and so do police in Hazlet, N.J. That’s why they want the public to know that they’ve got boxes filled with around 50 pounds of marijuana that was delivered to the wrong person just waiting for its rightful owner to claim it.

Fri
16
Oct

Marijuana Legalization In New Jersey: Pot Group Scheduled To Protest Outside Of Trenton State ...

Marijuana advocates in New Jersey are planning a gathering in front of the statehouse Saturday to demand that marijuana be legalized in the Garden State. The rally, scheduled for 3 p.m., is the third organized in the Trenton so far this year.

Across the state, marijuana advocates have been pushing reforms to local laws and ordinances, building up to the state level, according to NJ.com. The organizers began their push in June when the town of Asbury Park passed a non-binding resolution calling for marijuana decriminalization in the state. Ultimately, they want that pressure to push Gov. Chris Christie to sign a bill legalizing pot.

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