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4 Reasons N.J. Marijuana Bill is Dead on Arrival

4 Reasons N.J. Marijuana Bill is Dead on Arrival
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Union County Senator Nicholas Scutari says that the war on marijuana has failed, and it is time to legalize it. But for all of his best intentions, Scutari’s idea is unlikely to see the light of day.

Scutari plans to introduce legislation that will make sale and taxing of marijuana in New Jersey legal.

“Anybody that looks at the facts, knows that the war on marijuana has been a miserable failure,” Scutari said, according to PIX 11. “We’re not delusional about how simple the effort would be, but I think from a standpoint of moving this state and this country forward on its archaic drug laws, I think it’s a step in the right direction.” Drug Policy Alliance statistics say that in 2010, more than 22,000 people were arrested for possession of marijuana in New Jersey.

 

7 Reasons N.J. Has Heroin Problem

7 Reasons N.J. Has Heroin Problem
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A report from a task force of the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is attacking the growing heroin problem in New Jersey.

The report offers 18 recommendat...

What You Don't Know About Caffeine

What You Don't Know About Caffeine
BY ALLIE STRICKLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Here in America, 80 percent of adults consume caffeine every day, the average amount totaling to about two five-ounce cups of coffee, or four sodas daily, accord...

Battling Vitamin A Deficiency: Scientists Close in on Solving a Global Health Problem

Battling Vitamin A Deficiency: Scientists Close in on Solving a Global Health Problem
BY KEN BRANSON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Rutgers scientists believe that they have found a way to fight vitamin A deficiency – a discovery they hope could be the answer to a global health problem...

9 Reasons Autism on Rise

9 Reasons Autism on Rise
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Recent studies indicate that 1 in 68 U.S. children now have autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And the numbers are jumping even faster ...

Jersey: Immune to Mental Illness?

Jersey: Immune to Mental Illness?
BY SYDNEY GAYDA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Nearly 1 in every 5 Americans suffers from mental illness each year and the state of New Jersey was found to have the lowest national rates overall for mental illne...

Unwarranted Medication and Children

Unwarranted Medication and Children
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On Dec. 3, 2004 President George W. Bush signed into law an amendment to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the "Prohibition on...

4 Reasons E-Cigarettes Eyed for Hefty N.J. Tax

4 Reasons E-Cigarettes Eyed for Hefty N.J. Tax
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Opinions on the use of electronic cigarettes to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes are mixed, and its health impact is uncertain.

But one of Governor Chris Christi...

When the Snow Melts: Dangers of Remaining Salt Crystals

When the Snow Melts: Dangers of Remaining Salt Crystals
BY GABRIELLA MANGINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“There could be a ripple effect.”

That’s what Jennifer Coffey, the policy director for the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association in Central Jersey said wh...

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