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Gov. Cuomo To Announce New Stance On Medical Marijuana This Week

The announcement is expected to be made in his State of the State address later this week, it has caught some people off guard and has some, including supporters of medical marijuana, worried.

01/06/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Report: Cuomo Reverses Field, Will Legalize Medical Marijuana

Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize medical marijuana represents an about-face for the Democratic governor.

01/05/2014

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N.J. Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana Patients To Go Out Of State For Drug

The bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Scotch Plains), said New Jersey’s medical marijuana program has been slow going and she said not all strains are available in the Garden State.

12/12/2013

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Seen At 11: Medical Marijuana For Your Furry Friends

When it comes to sick pets many owners will go to great lengths to help them feel better. Now, some have started to take matters into their own hands and have turned to a remedy that isn’t even legal in some states.

11/22/2013

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N.J. Health Department Approves Second Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Sell To Patients

The New Jersey Health Department announced Friday that Compassionate Care Foundation in Egg Harbor Township can open. The dispensary has not announced exactly what day it will open.

10/04/2013

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N.J. Assembly Passes New Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana For Children

The New Jersey State Assembly on Monday approved a major change to the state’s medical marijuana program, which could permit marijuana in edible form for children.

09/09/2013

Governor Chris Christie addresses state legislators during his State of the State Address on Jan. 8, 2013 in Trenton.

Christie Agrees To Give Kids Easier Access To Medical Marijuana

New Jersey’s governor agreed to allow production of ingestible forms of pot at state-approved dispensaries and to allow dispensaries to grow more than three strains of the drug.

08/16/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the Hilltop Group Home in Robbinsville - March 7, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Dem: Christie To Base Medical Marijuana Decision On ‘How This Is Polling In Iowa’

Desperate parents of a sick child awaited word Thursday from Gov. Chris Christie about expanding access to medical marijuana. They say their daughter’s well-being hangs in the balance.

08/15/2013

Vivian Wilson hospitalized after a seizure. Her parents have urged Gov. Chris Christie to sign a measure to allow easier access to medical marijuana for children. (credit: handout)

Christie To Decide By Friday Whether To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill For Kids

A campaign stop to Scotch Plains Wednesday brought a tense exchange between the governor and a dad who just didn’t want to take no for an answer.

08/14/2013

Vivian Wilson suffers from Dravet's Syndrome. Her parents say she would be helped by medical marijuana. (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Deliver Letters Urging Christie To Sign Bill Allowing Kids To Use Medical Marijuana

A family fighting to make medical marijuana easily accessible to their sick daughter and other children suffering like her. On Thursday, they took their cause straight to New Jersey’s governor.

08/01/2013

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West Haven Medical Marijuana Growing Facility Approved Unanimously

The facility still needs to get state permits. A year ago Connecticut adopted legislation to allow medical marijuana, and regulations are still being drafted.

07/24/2013

New Jersey patients with doctor prescriptions can pick up ID cards on Thursday. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana For N.J. Children? It’s All In Gov. Christie’s Hands

It’s legal and it could save the lives of some very sick kids. This week, some New Jersey parents declared victory when a bill passed the state Legislature making it easier to get medical marijuana – for kids.

06/27/2013

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Medical Marijuana Patients To Protest Lack Of Access In New Jersey

Patients, families and advocates plan to protest what they say is New Jersey’s failure to meaningfully implement the state’s medical marijuana program.

06/07/2013

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N.J. Senate Panel Supports Bill To Make Medical Marijuana Available To Kids

The Senate Judiciary committee on Thursday approved the bill that would eliminate requiring written confirmation from a pediatrician and a psychiatrist in order for juveniles to get medical marijuana.

06/06/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg . (Photo: CBS 2)

Bloomberg: Medical Marijuana Is ‘One Of The Greatest Hoaxes Of All Time’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week dismissed medical marijuana as a “hoax,” and called the push to legalize cannabis “wrong-headed.”

06/01/2013

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