Officials in a central New Jersey town are set to vote Thursday on a unique approach to keep a legal marijuana growing facility from taking root.
A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Wednesday finds more than half of New Jersey voters surveyed say people should not be penalized for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center wants to grow pot for patients on a preserved farm in Upper Freehold.
The Democrat said he is talking to both sides of the issue, but hasn’t changed his view opposing the prescription use of marijuana.
Christie says he will allow the state to begin dispensing medical marijuana despite his concerns over whether federal authorities could prosecute state regulators.
Roseanne Scotti, New Jersey director of the Drug Policy Alliance, hopes a lawsuit is a last resort. She notes that court cases can drag on for years and says her concern is patients having access now.
The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws.
Christie said in an interview on New Jersey Network’s “On the Line” show that he won’t ask people to do things that might result in prosecution.
New Jersey officials are awaiting responses from federal prosecutors whether licensed medical marijuana sellers would face arrest.
New Jersey wants to know if its medical marijuana program violates federal law.
Marijuana advocates say the state’s startup medical marijuana dispensaries have stronger ties to traditional medicine than most — and an unusual number of politically connected people involved.
Poonam Alaigh’s department has been caught up in disputed policy decisions such as trying to implement a medical marijuana law and cutting funding for women’s health clinics.
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.