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NJ Lawmakers Continue Medical Marijuana Debate

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TRENTON, NJ (WCBS 880) - One of the features State Senator Nicholas Scutari says he had first liked about New Jersey’s medical marijuana plan he sponsored was the home delivery option for terminally ill patients.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney with St. Sen. Nicholas Scutari

“It seems as though they penalize these terminally ill patients by taking that home delivery option out of the equation after they added back in the number of distribution points and manufacturing facilities that were required in the statute originally anyway, which was six,” Scutari told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney.

That’s one of the options Scutari hopes to restore within the program and one reason he’s trying to nullify changes to the original regulations.

Gov. Chris Christie supports the concept of medical marijuana for patients for some conditions but says the law he was given wasn’t tough enough – though advocates say it’s more restrictive than those in the 13 other states that allow medical marijuana.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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