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What Is Happening With Legalization Of Marijuana In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Rolling Stone recently ran an interesting article on the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. According to experts, New Jersey has a unique set of circumstances that could allow it to become a global leader in the cannabis industry. First, the state has some of the highest incarceration rates in the country as a… Read More »


Are New Jersey Towns Banning Marijuana One-By-One?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Even as the state of New Jersey’s new governor and legislators take steps to try and improve how effective the state’s medical marijuana program is in reaching people who need it, some New Jersey towns are enacting bans and making the substance illegal within their own borders. During the week of February 28th, the… Read More »


Murphy Tackles Medical Marijuana In New Jersey After First Week In Office

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On January 23rd, New Jersey’s new Governor Phil Murphy ordered a 60-day review of New Jersey’s problematic medical marijuana program, indicating that he was considering making major changes to the program in order to help facilitate citizens getting the treatment that they need, and help the program to become more effective. Specifically, Murphy is… Read More »


Decriminalization Versus Legalization In New Jersey: What’s Coming

By Phillip J. Murphy |

We’ve previously written about how close New Jersey is to not only decriminalizing marijuana, but potentially legalizing its recreational use. Come January, new political leadership in New Jersey is reportedly poised to move on legalization right away, making New Jersey the largest state in the East to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. While… Read More »


Legalizing Pot in New Jersey Comes up Again, This Time for Use at the State’s Poker Tables

By Phillip J. Murphy |

We’ve discussed the potential decriminalization of marijuana before, particularly as it pertains to social and criminal justice issues, with lives derailed by what often turns out to be youthful indiscretions. Not only has a federal law been introduced, but in May, Senator Scutari of New Jersey recently introduced a bill that would allow for… Read More »

New Publication Highlights Why the War on Drugs Needs Serious Reform

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A new book released by a social scientist and professor of Criminology at the University of California at Irvine—Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court—exposes just how many prosecutors have used federal drugs laws to wage a warfare against minorities—and highlights just how badly the U.S. needs to implement serious… Read More »

How Violence-Free Drug Deals Can Lead to Murder Charges

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Earlier this year, two drug dealers were charged with murder. You may imagine that the two drug dealers were involved in a violent crime such as robbery or assault. When we think of drug dealers, we sometimes imagine those scenarios we’ve seen in movies, but in New Jersey, a first-degree murder charge for drug… Read More »

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