Medical Marijuana

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

Medical Marijuana (credit: CBS 2)

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

Marijuana (file / credit: DESIREE MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Medical Marijuana (credit: CBS 2)

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

Stage 4 cancer patient Beverly McClain speaks in favor of legalizing medical use of marijuana in New York, April 25, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

New York State Lawmakers Push For Medical Marijuana Law

State Sen. Diane Savino said if enacted, New York would have the most highly regulated, tightly controlled medical marijuana law in the nation.

04/25/2013

Magazines on marijuana are seen in the weGrow marijuana cultivation supply store during its grand opening March 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hearing Planned On Medical Marijuana Regulations In Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has scheduled a hearing on proposed regulations for the state’s new medical marijuana law.

04/21/2013

Medical Marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Organizers Of L.I. Summit Say FDA Should Decide Merits Of Medical Marijuana, Not States

Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, Executive Director of LICADD, said he doesn’t believe in legalizing medical pot and thinks it will hurt the majority of New Yorkers.

04/08/2013

Medical Marijuana (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Christie Said He’s Not Trying To Sabotage Medical Marijuana Program

It’s been more than three years since medical marijuana was legalized in New Jersey and only one dispensary has opened in the entire state while other clinics have been mired in bureaucratic red tape.

03/04/2013

A man smokes licenced medicinal marijuana.  (file/credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

NJ Health Department Apologizes After Privacy Breach In Email To Medical Marijuana Patients

The state health department apologized for the error and said it has taken steps to prevent the error from happening again.

12/19/2012

Medical Marijuana (credit: CBS 2)

N.J.’s 1st Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Montclair

About 20 patients were scheduled to meet with staff Thursday at the Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair.

12/06/2012

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