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N.J. Law Grants Sick Children Access to Edible Medical Marijuana

As reported by CNN, New Jersey passed into law on Tuesday a measure allowing sick children access to edible medical marijuana. Qualifying minors in New Jersey will now have a wider variety of treatment options, and the new law will remove the limit on the number of marijuana strains that may be cultivated. The new […]

Court Upholds Law Banning Gay to Straight Therapy for Minors

Last week, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a California law barring psychological treatment aimed at turning gay youth straight. Liberty Counsel, a religious-based legal and public policy group, had filed an injunction against the law before it took effect earlier this year. In a unanimous opinion, the panel […]

Wednesday’s Children & the Law News Roundup

A New Mexico Policeman Tasered a 10-year-old Child, Courthouse News Service A New Mexico policeman Tasered a 10-year-old child on a playground because the boy refused to clean his patrol car on career day, the boy claims in court. The complaint states that the Defendant asked a group of boys “who would like to clean […]

N.J. Governor Chris Christie Signs Teacher Tenure Reform Law

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) signed a bill Monday making it more difficult for teachers to receive tenure. The bill, though hotly debated in New Jersey’s legislature, was a rare example of bipartisanship: Gov. Chris Christie today signed a contentious bill aimed at toughening the path to tenure for the state’s public school teachers, hailing it as […]