NJ Bill Would Have Raised Smoking Age to 21

January 21, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey could have been the second state to raise the smoking age to 21. The state legislature passed a bill that would fine retailers up to $1,000 if they sold cigarettes or e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21, though the bill would not have punished the underage smokers themselves. However, Governor Chris […]

New Jersey Passes Law Allowing Medical Marijuana in Schools

December 9, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey has passed a law that allows parents to give medical marijuana to sick or disabled children at school, the first law of its kind to be passed in the U.S. The change was inspired by 16-year-old Genny Barbour, who was diagnosed with severe autism and epilepsy. Her doctor recommended she take 4 doses […]

NJ Lawmakers Propose New Law for Selling Smart Guns

November 12, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Smart guns are technologically advanced weapons that can only be fired by their owners. They are designed to recognize fingerprints or specific handgrips and can also interact wirelessly, unlocking if the owner wears something like a special ring or watch. However, there are doubts about the high cost of the technology as well as its […]

De Blasio Announces Plans to Reform NYC Cash-Bail System

October 29, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced an initiative to replace the cash-based bail system currently in place in New York City. The purpose for setting bail is to ensure that the accused will come back to court when scheduled.  However, according to de Blasio, there is no research to support the idea that bail is […]

Nurses License Suspended for Reusing Syringes on 60+ Patients

October 15, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A nurse has been accused of reusing syringes while administering flu shots to 67 patients at the Otsuka pharmaceutical company in West Windsor, NJ. The nurse, identified as Mary Roback, has voluntarily surrendered her license and it is temporarily suspended pending a further investigation and ruling from the NJ Board of Nursing. The board was […]

NJ Court Holds Medical Marijuana Act Doesn’t Preclude Police Searches

September 17, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Since 2010, New Jersey has run a medical marijuana program, but the drug has not been legalized for everyone in the state.  A New Jersey appellate court recently ruled that even though medical marijuana has been legalized, police may still search people or their property without a warrant when they detect the smell of marijuana. […]

The Real Reason NJ Should Allow Self-Serve Gas: Not What You Think

August 25, 2015 · by admin · in

There’s been much ado about possibly repealing New Jersey’s long-standing ban on self-service gas stations. Some legislators claim that allowing NJ drivers to pump their own gas could save up to 10 cents per gallon, which could help offset the 23-cents-per-gallon increase lawmakers are considering to fund road repair projects. It sounds like a decent […]