Marijuana

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North Jersey Man Faces Charges In Connection With Minivan Fire

A northern New Jersey man faces numerous charges after a stolen minivan was allegedly set on fire.

05/04/2014

Joseph Beer at the Nassau County courthouse in Mineola, April 29, 2014. He's facing aggravated vehicular homicide charges for an Oct. 2012 fatal collision in which four of his friends were killed. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Trial Set To Begin For LI Teen Accused Of Killing 4 Friends In Violent Southern State Parkway Crash

According to prosecutors, 19-year old Joseph Beer is accused of driving high on marijuana while going at least 110 mph on the Southern State Parkway before losing control and crashing into trees near Exit 17 on October 8, 2012.

04/30/2014

"Purple Drank" is a mix of Sprite soda, Jolly Rancher candies, and codeine produces euphoria and causes motor skill impairment. (Credit: CBS 2)

Parents In New Jersey Try To Stay Ahead Of Teen Drug Trends

Parents packed an Allendale, N.J. auditorium to hear an eye-opening warning from a former drug enforcement agent about heroin, prescription drugs, and their children.

04/29/2014

Marijuana Cigarette (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brooklyn DA’s Office Takes Next Step In Quest To Decriminalize Pot

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has sent the NYPD a policy proposal that says the office will stop prosecuting people arrested on charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana.

04/25/2014

Coors Field (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Sign Of The Times At Coors Field: Puff Away, But Absolutely No Marijuana

Crack open a cold one, but don’t even think about lighting up that doobie at the Rockies’ home ballpark.

04/22/2014

A diner at the Snowdonia Pub enjoys a burger covered in mac and cheese, part of an alternative menu offered by the pub on April 20. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Queens Pub Offers Special ‘420’ Inspired Alternative Menu

The owners of the Snowdonia Pub in Queens have offered an alternative menu for April 20, which appears to have been designed with a certain population in mind.

04/20/2014

United States Postal Service vehicle (file / credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

L.I. Postal Worker Accused Of Selling Marijuana From Mail Truck

Jimmy Henry, 29, of Freeport was caught selling marijuana to a woman in the parking lot of the Merrick Post Office on Wednesday evening, police said.

04/11/2014

Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall in Sayreville, N.J., April 3, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Christie On Legalizing Pot: NJ Won’t Be ‘A Place Where People Fly Into To Get High’

There is a proposal in the state legislature that would legalize pot and use the revenues for road repairs. Recreational marijuana was legalized by voters in Colorado and Washington state.

04/04/2014

A man smoke a marijuana cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

New Jersey Prosecutors Group Backs Legalization Of Marijuana

Jon-Henry Barr, head of the Municipal Prosecutors Association, said prosecutors could be focusing on more pressing problems.

03/31/2014

Sen. Nicholas Scutari

NJ Senator Wants To Legalize Marijuana, Use Tax To Pay For Roads

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari wants to legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges.

03/24/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

N.J. Lawmaker To Introduce Legislation For Legalized Pot On Monday

A lawmaker from Union County, N.J., is expected to introduce legislation next week that would legalize and tax marijuana.

03/22/2014

Sunnyside, Queens Drug And Gun Bust

Man Arrested; Guns And Drugs Found In Sunnyside, Queens Bust

Police confiscated a stash of drugs, guns and cash in a bust this week in Sunnyside, Queens.

03/19/2014

Darius Ghahary has been arrested on drug charges and for the drug overdose death of a Ramsey teenager. (credit: Bergen County Prosecutor's Office)

Upper Saddle River Father Charged In Teen’s Drug Overdose Death

According to authorities, Darius Ghahary was selling heroin, oxycodone, marijuana and MDMA – better known as Molly or ecstasy – out of his rented Upper Saddle River home.

03/10/2014

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: westchestergov.com)

Astorino Admits To Past Pot Use: ‘It’s Not Like I Was Cheech & Chong’

Astorino, 46, said he smoked pot when he was a college student, but noted he graduated nearly 25 years ago. He added he is against legalizing pot for recreational use.

03/07/2014

Nicholas Hernandez

LI Couple Arraigned On Charges They Were Driving Baby In Car Filled With Heroin

Erica Santana and Nicholas Hernandez were both in handcuffs as they faced the judge at First District Court on Wednesday. The 5-month-old baby boy was taken away from the couple after 180 heroin packets were found in their car.

02/26/2014

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