NEW JERSEY

Ren in National News
February 12, 2019

Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for Opioid Addiction?

On January 23rd, 2019 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy officially added opioid addiction to the growing list of "eligible illnesses" treatable through the state’s medical marijuana program. New Jersey has suffered considerably with an opioid addiction epidemic. We can understand their desire to find effective remedies for opiate addiction. Medical marijuana treatment, however, is not such a remedy.

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Karen in Drug Information
February 20, 2018

What is the Right Jail Sentence for Dealers of Deadly Fentanyl?

In January 2018 in New Jersey, two men were sentenced for possession of enough fentanyl to wipe our New Jersey and New York City. Did they get the right jail sentences for traffickers with that much of a deadly drug?

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Karen in Drug Rehab
September 20, 2017

Bergen County, New Jersey, Offers Innovative Rehab Program Inside their Jail

Of all the states, New Jersey is one of the hardest hit by the heroin epidemic. In Bergen County, officials show their determination to fight this problem by offering a long-term rehab program inside the county’s jail.

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Karen in Drug prevention
December 12, 2016

New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office Takes to Social Media to Prevent Overdose Deaths

When it comes to heroin and painkiller addiction and overdoses, the Northeast United States has been very hard hit. In Hackensack, New Jersey, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (BCPO) decided to fight back using social media tools.

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