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  • nj1015.com: NJ’s new laws on marijuana — an ‘open call’ for minors to try it?

    Posted 2/24/2021

    New Jersey's legal marijuana industry permits purchase and usage by those aged 21 and older. But what happens when someone younger than 21 is found in possession of pot, or smoking it? Not much, according to advocates and officials in the Garden State who are concerned about how minors may digest New Jersey's new cannabis rules.

  • PDFNJ Ex. Dir. Angelo Valente Discussed the New Marijuana laws in NJ on ABC6 Philadelphia

    Posted 2/23/2021

    TRENTON, New Jersey -- Legislation to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize cannabis and loosen penalties for underage possession of the drug and alcohol was signed into law Monday by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, more than three months after voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to legalize adult use of the drug.

  • NJ Patient Notification Law Introduced by Congress to Help Prevent Opioid Addiction Nationally

    Posted 2/22/2021

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative David Trone (D-Md.), along with Reps. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.), Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-N.M.), and David McKinley (R-W.V.), has introduced the bipartisan Opioid Patients’ Right to Know Act to help prevent opioid addiction across the country that is based on the success of the New Jersey Patient Notification Act.

  • Drugs Don’t Work in NJ to Host Webinar Addressing Marijuana in the NJ Workplace and Workers’ Compensation

    Posted 2/4/2021

    MILLBURN, NJ — Following New Jersey voters decision to approve recreational use of marijuana for adults, business leaders interested in maintaining a safe, healthy and drug-free workplace are invited to participate in PDFNJ's FREE members webinar: "Marijuana in the New Jersey Workplace – A Focus on Workers’ Compensation" from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, March 4.

  • Drugs Don’t Work in NJ to Host Members’ Annual Webinar

    Posted 12/3/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — Following New Jersey voters’ approval of the recreational use of marijuana for adults last month, all New Jersey business leaders interested in maintaining a safe, healthy and drug-free workplace are invited to participate in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) FREE Annual Members’ Webinar: Marijuana in the New Jersey Workplace scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

  • centraljersey.com: High school students invited to enter substance use prevention messages through original music

    Posted 11/23/2020

    High school students are invited to enter their substance use prevention messages through their original music as part of the music and song writing competition, “Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs New Jersey,” sponsored by New Jersey Broadcasters and 959.9-FM WRAT.

  • capemaycountyherald.com: Nov. 19 Webinar to Focus on Pharmacists’ Efforts to Address Opioid Crisis

    Posted 11/18/2020

    MILLBURN - New Jersey pharmacy experts will outline the profession’s key role in addressing the opioid epidemic amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in an upcoming Knock Out Opioid Abuse Webinar hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

  • SPECIAL UPDATE: Analysis of Employment Provisions of Pending Legislation in New Jersey regarding Cannabis (A21/S21)

    Posted 11/16/2020

    On November 3, 2020, New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment that would legalize a controlled form of marijuana, known as “cannabis,” for purchase and use by adults at least 21 years of age. The proposed amendment passed by 66.97% in favor versus 33.03% opposed. The constitutional amendment will take effect January 1, 2021. However, so-called “recreational” use of cannabis will not be permitted until the Legislature enacts legislation authorizing the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) to adopt regulations governing the legal cannabis market, and until the CRC adopts such regulations.

  • capemaycountyherald.com: Communities Tasked with Helping Knock Out Opioid Use Nov. 14

    Posted 11/13/2020

    MILLBURN - Communities across the country Nov. 14 will participate in the 12th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) Day of Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse and Safe Disposal, a public health initiative supported by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and encourage safe disposal of prescription drugs.

  • DEA and New Jersey Attorney General’s Office to Highlight Program Addressing Childhood Trauma in Upcoming Webinar

    Posted 10/26/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — The Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Division and the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General will showcase their collaboration to help children who experience trauma in an upcoming Knock Out Opioid Abuse Webinar hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.