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Will New Jersey legalize marijuana?

Regardless of our personal opinions about the topic, legal marijuana appears to be taking the nation by storm. This is leading many community members in New Jersey -- including medical and recreational users of marijuana -- to wonder when our state might legalize the drug for wider use.

Think your body can handle 2 beers before driving? Think again

There's a myth among drivers that they can drink a couple beers on a full stomach, drink a coffee and be ready to rock-and-roll behind the wheel of an automobile. However, this is a myth and it's simply not true. The only way that New Jersey drivers can virtually guarantee that they don't get charged with a DUI is to avoid drinking any amount of alcohol before driving.

What's the punishment for marijuana possession in a school zone?

Imagine you're walking through your neighborhood one day while smoking a joint. You know it's unlawful to do so, but you also don't expect to get caught. The next thing you know, a school bus pulls up, drops some children off and then a police car races up alongside you with its sirens blaring.

Drunk driver sentenced to 21 years in prison after killing 3

An accusation of drunk driving that's connected to a fatal car accident is a very serious matter. In fact, if convicted of causing death in a DUI-related crash, drivers could face criminal punishments that involve decades spent behind bars. Sadly, this is precisely what happened in the criminal proceedings related to a DUI crash that happened in 2015.

Who's allowed to take medical marijuana in New Jersey?

In the state of New Jersey, it's illegal to take marijuana for recreational purposes. However, in select cases, New Jersey residents can take marijuana to treat their medical conditions. For example, if you have a fatal condition that will lead to your death within 12 months, you can get permission to take marijuana without getting in trouble with the law.

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