New Jersey Needle Exchange Update 6/25/04

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This morning, prior to press time but too late to write a full-fledged article or newsbrief, we received updated information on important developments in the needle exchange issue in New Jersey. We will report on this next week, but in the meantime wanted to get the news out:

First, Camden's City Council has adopted an ordinance proposed by councilman Ali Sloan-El to create a city-run needle exchange program, the second such ordinance in the state after Atlantic City's passed in May.

Second, the Atlantic County prosecutor has filed a complaint in court seeking to block Atlantic City from implementing its ordinance.

Visit http://www.drugpolicy.org/statebystate/newjersey/ for further information, and read Drug War Chronicle's previous in-depth coverage online at:

http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/342/ordinance.shtml
http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/339/camden.shtml
http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/338/yesno.shtml
http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/335/nep.shtml

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