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  • Monmouth County Teen Wins Statewide Substance Use Prevention Music Competition

    Posted 5/7/2021

    Millburn, NJ — The Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs New Jersey music competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), 95.9 WRAT, and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association held its prevention concert, virtually showcasing the finalists and their songs on May 7th at 5:30 p.m. on the Shout Down Drugs website (www.ShoutDownDrugs.com). Winners were then announced live on 95.9 WRAT at 6:45 p.m. by Jimmy Steal, WRAT Creative Director and PM Drive DJ.

  • PDFNJ Honoring National Nurses Week All Month with Free Continuing Education Credit Webinar

    Posted 5/5/2021

    Millburn, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is commemorating National Nurses Week and honoring New Jersey nurses by offering its continuing education webinar for FREE throughout the month of May.

  • Drugs Don’t Work in NJ to Host Members’ Webinar Addressing Marijuana in the NJ Workplace Q&A Webinar

    Posted 4/19/2021

    MILLBURN, NJ — New Jersey voters have approved the recreational use of marijuana for adults. New Jersey business leaders who are 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 Members’ Webinar: Marijuana in the New Jersey Workplace – What Now? scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2021.

  • PDFNJ Highlights Opioid Prevention and Awareness Initiative at Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

    Posted 4/6/2021

    MILLBURN, N.J. — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is showcasing its award-winning Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day initiative this week at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit this week, which is being held virtually after kicking off Monday.

  • Statement of Support of A5472

    Posted 3/25/2021

    The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey firmly supports New Jersey Assembly Bill A5472 to amend the New Jersey Cannabis Law and allow parent notification of marijuana use on the first offense.

  • 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.