New Jersey’s recreational marijuana legislation has become law and the Virginia recreational marijuana bill makes it the first southern state to legalize.Read More
New Jersey legalization is expected to occur soon. Committees in the state Legislature moved a bill forward that would legalize recreational cannabis.Read More
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Students with life-threatening medical conditions can now legally take medical marijuana in New Jersey…Read More
Although Genny Barbour consumed cannabis oil 13 months ago for epilepsy treatment, New Jersey courts restrict her marijuana treatments on school grounds.Read More
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By Susan K. Livio | Published in NJ.com Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair —…Read More
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By Darryl R. Isherwood | Published in PolitickerNJ New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow…Read More
https://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2011/03/editorial_its_about_time_nj_mo.html#cmpid=v2mode_be_smoref_face We’re glad to see the state’s Compassionate Use Marijuana Act finally taking hold…Read More
By Tracy Breton | Published in The Providence Journal Fifteen states plus the District of…Read More
New Jersey in January became the 14th U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana under a bill signed by former Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat, before he left office. Current Governor Chris Christie said he agreed to a compromise on the state’s medical marijuana regulations that will have the program operating by the summer.
Christie had initially wanted fewer dispensaries and more regulations on how the drug was grown and prescribed. The first-term governor said he was never opposed to the program, and wanted to ensure it would not result in abuse.
Christie told reporters today in Trenton the compromise represents “the best way to move forward on a responsible, medically-based program…”Read More
The battle over New Jersey’s fledgling medical marijuana program intensified Monday as the Assembly approved a measure that would repeal what critics describe as the “overly-restrictive” rules drafted by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
The same resolution hit a wall in the Senate, however, where Democrats could not muster enough votes in a house they control.
Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union), who accused Christie of “overstepping his bounds” by “refusing to implement a program” create by law, said he pulled the item from the Senate agenda after learning Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) was absent and Sen. Brian Stack (D-Hudson) would vote no.Read More
New Jersey State lawmakers took the first step toward repealing the rules drafted by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration for the state’s new medical marijuana program, saying they would block many worthy patients from getting the drug.Read More
NEW JERSEY — Last week New Jersey released draft rules for the registration and application process for patients, physicians and dispensaries in allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The Department of Health and Senior Services’ draft rules are pending public notice and publication in the New Jersey Register. Following official publication, a public hearing will be scheduled to allow comment on the draft rules.Read More
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Television personality Montel Williams plans to tell a New Jersey senate panel on Thursday how marijuana relieves his chronic pain caused by multiple sclerosis, and urge New Jersey lawmakers to enact medical marijuana laws, as 11 other states already have. Williams, 49, who was diagnosed with MS seven years ago, said he turned to marijuana to relieve debilitating knee and foot pain after trying Oxycontin and a variety of other drugs to no avail. read the full text here: https://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2…Read More
NEW JERSEY – One of outgoing Gov. Jon Corzine’s last acts before leaving office in January was to sign New Jersey’s Compassionate Use Act Medical Marijuana Act, allowing qualified patients in the Garden State to use medical marijuana. The law was supposed to go into effect on July 1, and if Corzine had remained governor, most everyone involved in the process agrees that would have happened. But New Jersey voters chose to replace the Democrat Corzine with Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who has been dragging his feet. This summer, Christie asked for a six to 12-month delay in implementing the bill. The legislature gave him three months, until October 1. That means only that the state Department of Health will then begin drafting regulations. It will have another 90 days after that to do so, pushing the law’s effective date to January 1. But even that date is a chimera; given that registered patients will have to get their medicine from a state-licensed dispensary, or alternative treatment center, and given that marijuana takes a minimum of roughly three months to grow, even if potential dispensary operators are ready to go on January 1, it will be sometime in the spring of 2011 at the earliest before New Jersey patients are able to take advantage of the law.Read More