NJ Assembly Asks For Medical Marijuana Rule Change

TRENTON, NJ (AP) – New Jersey’s General Assembly has called on the Christie administration to relax its strict proposal to regulate medical marijuana.

Lawmakers voted 48-22 to require the administration to make major changes to its rules — or have them be invalidated.

The state Senate was expected to vote on the resolution later Monday.

Some lawmakers say the rules don’t follow the intent of the law they passed earlier this year to make New Jersey the 14th state to allow medical marijuana.

The administration wants to license just two marijuana growers and four distribution centers. It also wants to cap the potency of medicinal pot, something no other state has done.

The first legal marijuana is supposed to be available sometime next year.

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  1. Jerry says:

    When will the government get out of our lives? Where they don’t belong. Does America still stand for freedom ? Government has many things it should do, But telling the American people what they can put into their body is not one of them. Any problem with anything you consume should be a health care issue or an addiction problem not a law enforcement problem. Our federal and states have been spending billions and billions every year on what they call the War on Drugs. All this war on drugs has done is Given billions of dollars to the cartel put our family and friends in jail and make it harder to have a free and happy life, And waste our tax dollars to try to tell us the American people how others want us to live. It should be legal and regulated like alcohol, give the American people their freedom back that the government has taken from us, just to give control to big businesses. Marijuana prohibition is unjust and immoral and it will never work so stop the madness and do the right and fair thing and legalize it for adults just like alcohol and you could tax it and bring in much needed taxes to help people in need and other necessary programs and projects. Do you know why a lot of not all but a lot of law enforcement want to keep marijuana prohibition going? think about this for a second, alcohol and you could tax it and bring in much needed taxes to help people in need and other necessary programs and projects. Do you know why a lot of not all but a lot of law enforcement want to keep marijuana prohibition going? think about this for a second, Who profits from Marijuana Prohibition? 1 Drug Cartels 2 Police 3 Judges 4 lawyers 5 Prison guards 6 Drug testing companies 7 Parole officers 8 Court house workers, so many I can’t even list them all. 9 Mandated Drug rehab centers 10 pharmaceutical companies 11 Alcohol companies 12 All of the above and many more, more then I can mention with limitless overtime and income that comes directly from Marijuana Prohibition, all being  paid for from our taxes from you and I that totals 6 to 8 Billion every single year. Think for a minute  do you want to keep letting our government waste billions & billions every year to stop adults from using a herb or drug far-far less harmful then alcohol or tobacco.  It just don’t make any sense to keep this failed policy. Albert Einstein Quote. Insanity is: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results(end quote). When will we wake up and end the Insanity & the unjust and immoral laws like Marijuana Prohibition that harm the American family and their kids more then the use of Marijuana itself. Lets get smart and stand up for freedom to get the federal and state government out of our lives where it does not belong. As long as what we do, does no harm to others.This should give you plenty to think about. Now think, Who looses, all Americans, tax payers and everyone that don’t have a vested interest in keeping this failed policy, please we are telling you as our elected officials to end Marijuana Prohibition now.

  2. Angelo says:

    If it eases the pain, then why not! As a matter of fact, just legalize it and have restrictions and laws similar to the drinking laws. Game Over.

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