Marijuana – DON’T legalize! Be guided by science, not dollars. Promote a balanced, public health approach, reducing criminal penalties, with responsible policies protecting our Health, Families and Children, Education, the Environment and our Communities, including our marginalized and underserved communities, communities of color and the Business community. Legalization is not the answer for New Jersey.
NJ RAMP is a coalition of individuals and associations who believe that the health, safety and economic harms or recreational marijuana legalization far outweighs the perceived social benefits. We are medical doctors, employers, treatment providers, drug prevention professionals, business owners, employees, law enforcement officers, and parents. NJ RAMP believes that NJ communities should not be victims of the commercialization and normalization of marijuana.
Our Message to policy makers:
The son of Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, he decided to leave Congress not long after his father’s death to devote his career to advocacy for brain diseases and to create a new, healthier life and start a family. He has since founded the Kennedy Forum, which unites the community of mental health, and co-founded One Mind for Research, a global leader in open science collaboration in brain research. Kennedy is also the co-author of “A Common Struggle,” which outlines both his personal story and a bold plan for the future of mental health in America.
Patrick lives in New Jersey with his wife, Amy, and their four children.
Dr. Jethro James Senior Advisor
Senior Pastor of Paradise Baptist Church Newark,NJ
President of the Newark/North Jersey Committee of Black Churchmen
Mary Pat Angelini
CEO, Preferred Behavioral Health
President, ICC - Industrial Cooling Corporation
Dr. Calvin Chatlos
Addictions Psychiatrist, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Sherriff Shaun Golden
Sheriff of Monmouth County and Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University, Department of Political Science and Public Policy.
Executive Director/CEO South West Council (Prevention Treatment & Personal Recovery Support)
Dr. Robert Zlotnick
Executive Director Atlantic Prevention Resources
Founder of Hope Sheds Light (Dedicated to educating families on the disease of addiction by creating awareness, providing resources and installing hope for a healthier community)
Preferred Behavioral Health Services
New Jersey Prevention Network
South West Council
Atlantic Prevention Services
Partners in Prevention
Prevention Coalition of Mercer County
Center for Prevention and Counseling
Hope Shed Light
Patterson Coalition Against Substance Abuse
New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry