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Rally Held In Trenton For Medical Marijuana

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TRENTON, NJ (CBSNewYork) - Those who want to see New Jersey’s medical marijuana program finally in place rallied on the steps of the Statehouse today.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney On The Story

“The law says that we have the right to,” pot smoker Stephen Cuspilich of Southhampton said on Wednesday.

The man suffers from Chron’s Disease and he’s signed up to be a medical marijuana user in the state’s program, which has yet to start.

“It’s being done on purpose, in my opinion,” he said of the delays in getting the system into action.

He’s blaming Gov. Chris Christie for the holdup, due to treatment centers having to overcome tight regulations.

“They are making it so doctors are not willing to come forward because they have to add new specialities to their list of diplomas,” Cuspilich told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney.

He says marijuana relieves his nausea and cramps, and helps his appetite.

“And with the Crohn’s Disease, it does it bother the stomach, the digestive tract,” he said.

He said the pot helped him cut out four of nine pills he’d been taking to cope.

So, he’s eager for the program to start and tired of having to still buy marijuana on the black market while the state gets act together.

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