Monthly Archives: November 2015

Muni-mail – Gov Christie signs bill allowing cannabis oil in schools

Earlier this month, Gov. Christie signed a bill (A4587) requiring schools to adopt polices that will permit the use of edible cannabis for qualifying patients under CUMMA (New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, N.J.S.A. 24:6I-1 to -16).  This bill requires school boards and facilities serving developmentally-disabled students to establish guidelines allowing registered patients with the state medicinal marijuana program to use edible marijuana on the grounds of the facility or school bus under the supervision of a parent, guardian, or primary caregiver.

Muni-mail – Finally! Powdered alcohol & bestiality illegal in NJ for 1st time

[1:05 p.m., 11/30/2015] On November 9th, Governor Christie signed into law statutory amendments that make both bestiality and powdered alcohol illegal in New Jersey… for the first time!

Here are the amendments:
NJSA 33:1-2(f)
f. No person shall sell, offer for sale, or deliver, receive or purchase for resale in this State, any product consisting of or containing powdered alcohol. (cf: P.L.1996, c.152, s.1)

NJSA 4:22-17(c)(4)
(4) Use, or cause or procure the use of, an animal or creature in any kind of sexual manner or initiate any kind of sexual contact with the animal or creature, including, but not limited to, sodomizing the animal or creature. As used in this paragraph, “sexual contact” means any contact between a person and an animal by penetration of the penis or a foreign object into the vagina or anus, contact between the mouth and genitalia, or by contact between the genitalia of one and the genitalia or anus of the other. This term does not include any medical procedure performed by a licensed veterinarian practicing veterinary medicine or an accepted animal husbandry practice.

No contact needed to leave the scene of an accident

[12:02 p.m., 11/25/2015]  This morning in State v. Sene, the Appellate Division ruled that both the motor vehicle and criminal ‘leaving the scene of an accident’ statutes do not require any actual contact between the defendant driver and the accident victim. Simply put, a person can be involved in an accident without striking anyone or anything.

Click here for the PDF of State v. Sene.