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NJ Assembly Asks For Medical Marijuana Rule Change

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Marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

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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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