Drug Legalization

VIDEO: Rooney wades into Mahwah’s eruv debate

Is opposition to an eruv’s expansion into Mahwah, Montvale and Upper Saddle River (accomplished when white PVC pipes are affixed to utility poles) evidence of not-so-latent antisemitism? Or something far less sinister or even understandable? Last Friday night, Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined NJ 101.5’s Bill Spadea and the Fox29/My9 Chasing News panel to analyze the controversy: – –

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VIDEO: Rooney blasts Booker’s big government approach to pot

A Linden, New Jersey man made news last Friday when he was arrested at Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-Twitter) pro-legalization of marijuana rally. Booker is sponsoring a sweeping ‘Marijuana Justice Act’ at the federal level. On Friday night, Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney sat down with NJ 101.5’s Bill Spadea and the Fox29/My9 Chasing News panel to analyze the legislation… and Booker’s true motives: […]

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How to End Policing for Profit

Hello, Save Jerseyans. It’s been awhile! Of late, we’ve been seeing an uptick in cases of “policing for profit.” A Hudson County Democrat in the Assembly, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, recently proposed speed cameras to be set up in work zones when people go 11 miles per hour over the limit. Besides the mixed constitutionality in the […]

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The Great Marijuana Fight Begins in New Jersey’s State Senate

The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony yesterday in support of S-3195, Save Jerseyans, a bill sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari (D-District 22) that aims to legalize marijuana in the Garden State. Legalization has been a provocative issue for years now and while Governor Christie has been clear that he would not support it, […]

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What Happens To Your Body After You Stop Smoking Marijuana?

As America becomes more comfortable with the idea of legalizing marijuana, research shows that the number of weed smokers has never been higher. Although marijuana is relatively safe, giving up the substance can still have an effect on your mind and body. Here’s how your body changes after you stop smoking marijuana. According to LiveStrong, […]


N.J. Gubernatorial Candidate: Drug Test Politicians Who Support Marijuana Legalization

New Jersey seems to be trending in the direction of legalization (or at least “decriminalization”) of marijuana, Save Jerseyans, and with Chris Christie set to leave office in January, we could see movement on this issue in a mere matter of months. One New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate isn’t buying it, and he’s got a […]

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Comparing the N.J. Legislature’s Competing Marijuana Legalization Bills

Confused about the two competing recreational marijuana legalization bills? And what they’d accomplish? We’ll provide more analysis as the debate rages (leading up to an inevitable Christie veto), but in the interim, our friend and past guest contributor Charlie Barr went through the trouble of breaking down the major points of each piece of legislation. […]

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Youth Marijuana Use Down Despite Greater Legalization

Marijuana use among America’s youth is experiencing a decline and young teens say the drug is growing increasingly difficult to find. Marijuana accessibility is at a record low for 8th and 10th graders and has stayed roughly stagnant among students in 12th grade. Just 34.6 percent of 8th graders said they could easily access marijuana […]


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NJ. court asked to reconsider tough pot sentences

TRENTON — When New Jersey legalized marijuana for medical use nearly seven years ago, it should have reconsidered tough prison sentences associated with pot-related crimes, according to attorneys who will appear before a state appeals court Tuesday. Under state and federal law, marijuana remains a “schedule 1” controlled dangerous substance – a classification which means […]