Patients Slam NJ’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates say the regulations New Jersey has proposed for medical pot don’t make sense for businesses, patients or doctors.

Advocates used a state Senate committee hearing Thursday mostly to blast the proposed regulations, which had few defenders there.

The hearing was a step in a rare constitutional maneuver the state Legislature is using to try to force Gov. Chris Christie’s health department to come up with new regulations.

Some lawmakers say the rules drafted by the Christie administration don’t follow the intent of the legislation that authorized medical marijuana.

After the hearing, the next step is a vote to invalidate the regulations. That can’t happen for at least 20 days.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • your mom

    Cigarettes and BOOZE are much worse for you than Marijuana, and they are legal. makes no sense at all…i stopped trying to explain this to conservative america, instead i moved to Holland where they have been functioning fine for years with it legally, AND they have less crime then in america.

  • jsknow

    Marijuana does not cause aggressive behavior. Marijuana does not cause dangerous driving. Marijuana does not cause cancer, brain damage or any serious health problems. Marijuana prohibition does not keep kids away from marijuana, illegal dealers don’t ask for ID. Marijuana is not a “gateway drug”, there is absolutely NOTHING about marijuana that causes people to use other drugs. Marijuana is not addictive. In fact marijuana is one of the safest substances known! Marijuana is SAFER than many foods we consume and give to our kids all the time! Exactly what good is this prohibition doing and who is benefiting from it?

    When was the last time you heard of the cops being called to break up a fight at a marijuana party? NEVER! When was the last time you heard about a marijuana consumer beating his wife? NEVER! The cops and the politicians know marijuana is no threat to society but they keep screaming their fear mongering marijuana lies at every opportunity. Did you ever wonder why?

  • jsknow

    The vast majority of problems attributed to marijuana are actually problems directly and completely caused by marijuana PROHIBITION!

    How many more lives have to be ruined by marijuana PROHIBITION before We The People step up and legalize marijuana?

    When was the last time you heard of alcohol dealers getting into a shootout? I bet it was when alcohol was PROHIBITED.

    Why is the most useful plant known illegal? It’s illegal because corporations that buy politicians fear competition from superior, safer and more environmentally friendly hemp products and because the Government loves to oppress jail and steal from the people! Alcohol, tobacco, petroleum, cotton, timber, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, just to name a few, all see marijuana as unwanted competition. The best way for We The People to regain our Constitutional rights and liberties is to demand a complete ban on corporate lobbying. We are supposed to have Government of, for and by THE PEOPLE, not of, for and by corporations! Corporations are NOT people!

  • What are you talking about.

    Yep legalize marijuana and see more Loughner’s walking on the roads. As if NJ did not have enough criminals walking free.
    And what a joke comparing cigarettes to marijuana.
    Cigarettes do not subdue your senses, marijuana does. Simple and straight.

  • jsknow

    Why should a substance that is far SAFER than aspirin ONLY be legal for those that have a serious ailment? Why should people be forced to use FDA approved poisons instead of a far safer more effective natural plant? Why should a plant that is SAFER than potatoes be regulated and taxed as if it was as dangerous as alcohol? Eating a couple of raw potatoes can give you a toxic reaction but marijuana is nontoxic. Why should people have their kids taken away from them when nontoxic marijuana is found in their home while tobacco is legal and if a baby was to eat even one tobacco cigarette the nicotine in that 1 cigarette could be fatal?

  • Ellen

    Oh for God sakes legalize anyhow. They have no problem with cigarets, so why not Marijuana. Just legalize it.

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