Defending NJ 2C:35-10.4. Toxic chemicals.
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NJ Statute: 2C:35-10.4. Toxic chemicals.
a. As used in this section the term “toxic chemical” means any chemical or substance having the property of releasing toxic fumes. “Toxic chemical” includes, but is not limited to, acetone, acetate, benzene, butyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, ethylene dichloride, isopropyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, methyl ethyl ketone, nitrous oxide, pentachlorophenol, petroleum ether, toluol, toluene and any glue, cement, adhesive, paint remover or other substance containing a chemical capable of releasing vapors or fumes causing a condition of intoxication, inebriation, excitement, stupefaction, or dulling of the brain or nervous system.
b.A person commits a disorderly persons offense if the person:
(1)inhales the fumes of any toxic chemical for the purpose of causing a condition of intoxication; or
(2)possesses any toxic chemical for the purpose of causing a condition of intoxication.
This subsection shall not apply to the possession and use of nitrous oxide or any material containing nitrous oxide for the purpose of medical, surgical, or dental care by a person duly licensed to administer nitrous oxide.
c.A person commits a fourth degree offense if the person sells, or offers to sell, any substance containing a toxic chemical knowing that the intended use of the product is to cause a condition of intoxication, or knowing that the product does not include an additive required by the Commissioner of the State Department of Health and Senior Services to discourage the inhalation of vapors of toxic chemicals for the purpose of causing a condition of intoxication. This subsection does not apply to adhesives manufactured only for industrial application or to the sale of nitrous oxide or any material containing nitrous oxide lawfully distributed pursuant to sections 1 though 6 of P.L.1982, c.127 (C.24:6G-1 et seq.).
L.1999,c.90,s.7; amended 2007, c.31, s.1.
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