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Federal Bill Would Prevent College Kids With Drug Convictions From Losing Financial Aid

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A group of bipartisan lawmakers emerged this week with a piece of legislation intended to repeal the law that has crippled so many students from furthering their education because a drug offense disqualified them from financial aid.

Facebook Deletes Medical Marijuana Pages

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Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states including New Jersey, but the ubiquitous social media giant Facebook apparently doesn’t “like” it. Home pages run by three Garden State dispensaries and at least handful of others across the country have been deleted. The surprise move stunned dispensary owners and angered patients, who said Wednesday they rely on the up-to-the-minute information these sites provide about the latest strains that help alleviate debilitating symptoms. “It seems high-handed to…

N.J. Man Sent to Prison for Growing 17 Marijuana Plants

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A Mays Landing man was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday for growing 17 marijuana plants in the Pinelands. When Jon Peditto was arrested in 2012, he admitted the pot plants were his and told investigators he grew them primarily for his own use but had also occasionally sold the dried product to friends to help make ends meet. He was charged with maintaining a drug production facility, two counts of possession of…