A half-dozen alternative treatment centers across New Jersey could be legally selling marijuana to patients with certain medical conditions by late summer.
Lawmakers passed a law more than a year ago to allow pot for patients with certain medical conditions, but exactly how it’s done has been bogged down in the rule-making process.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is making waves with efforts do decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, and he’s not stopping there.
Prospective licensees and advocates said the issue was complicated by the rules and regulations being set up. They said the state’s proposed rules were so restrictive that their operations might not be viable.
Medical marijuana advocates say the regulations New Jersey has proposed for medical pot don’t make sense for businesses, patients or doctors.
By a 22-16 margin, senators sided Monday with activists who say the regulations are so restrictive that patients who can benefit from marijuana may continue to get it from illegal dealers.
Democrats in the New Jersey Senate say they’re planning to move forward with a vote Monday to force Gov. Chris Christie to rewrite strict new rules on medical marijuana.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie eased his stance on proposed medical marijuana regulations after signing a deal on Friday paving the way for the drug to be available by next summer.
The compromise might be enough to short-circuit an effort in the Legislature to throw out medical marijuana regulations proposed by Christie’s administration.
New Jersey’s General Assembly has called on the Christie administration to relax its strict proposal to regulate medical marijuana.
Committees in the Senate and Assembly each passed resolutions Monday that would give the administration 30 days to rewrite the rules.
The state’s Health and Senior Services Department will hold a hearing in Trenton.
Medical marijuana advocates said Thursday the state has gone too far with its proposed regulations for using the drug as medicine.
New Jersey’s medical marijuana advocates are working on pushing the state government to implement the new state law to legalize cannabis for people suffering from certain conditions.
Gov. Chris Christie says Rutgers University’s leadership on his medical marijuana plan is “disjointed.”