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New Jersey passes bill to legalize marijuana for citizens over the age of 21,  yet students raise concerns.

Marijuana legalization sparks controversy in NJ

Isabella Ji and Michele Roman January 19, 2021

A ballot in the 2020 election allowed New Jersey residents to vote on the legalization of marijuana, following the lead of other states who legalized cannabis previously. For two years, New Jersey state...

Approximately 2.3 million patients use medical marijuana in the U.S. as of August 2017, according to the Marijuana Policy Project.

Medical marijuana blazes a new trail

Sarah McNey March 2, 2018

Medical marijuana has a long history. The Chinese used marijuana, also known as cannabis, for its healing properties as early as 2700 B.C., and Arab doctors treated patients with marijuana during the Middle...

According to a survey of 159 CHS students from Feb. 9, 2018 to Feb. 14, 2018, 84.3 percent have never used marijuana in any form.

Students get blunt with their marijuana experiences

Elizabeth Klemm and Emme Leong March 2, 2018

Whether at a house party or in the backseat of a car, many students at CHS are no strangers to using marijuana, despite issues with its legality. One student, whose name will be kept anonymous, said...

In high doses, marijuana use can cause hallucinations, panic attacks and psychosis, according to the DEA.

The risks of marijuana: weeding out fact from fiction

Cailey Ruderman March 2, 2018

Heroin, LSD and ecstasy are widely known as some of the most dangerous drugs in existence, and the federal government agrees. These deadly substances are ranked by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration...

30 states have legalized medical marijuana, and nine have legalized marijuana for recreational use, according to Governing Magazine.

Marijuana legalization hits new high

Alexis Colucci March 2, 2018

With over 200 slang terms from “weed” to “Mary Jane” and its growing popularity in everything from music to recipes, marijuana influences the lives of adolescents and adults across America. Despite...

Some public high schools in New Jersey have legalized medical marijuana.

Marijuana should be legalized nationally

Courtney Kushnir February 24, 2017

Ever since I was in middle school, I was told that marijuana was bad. That it was a gateway drug. That using it would inevitably lead someone, even myself, to a life of crime and bath-salts-induced rage...

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