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 ...
December 6, 2010Daily Dose
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 ...
November 23, 2010Daily Dose
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.
November 11, 2010Daily Dose
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 ...
October 12, 2010Daily Dose
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 ...
October 11, 2010Daily Dose
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 ...
September 24, 2010Daily Dose
Gov. Chris Christie said today he was surprised that Rutgers University turned down an opportunity to be the lone grower of the state's medical marijuana crop because it was the school's idea.
July 31, 2010Daily Dose