N.J. Lawmakers To Vote On Medical Marijuana

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  N.J. Lawmakers To Vote On Medical Marijuana

Posted by CN Staff on January 11, 2010 at 07:34:01 PT
By CBS News 
Source: CBS News 

CBS -- New Jersey could soon become the 14th state to legalize access to medical marijuana if legislators pass a bill up for vote Monday.The use of marijuana for any purpose in New Jersey is illegal, but that could all change for qualified patients. State lawmakers are expected to vote on a compromise measure that would allow residents with serious disease and medical conditions to use marijuana.
If passed, State Senator Jeff Andrews said New Jersey's medical marijuana law would be the strictest in the nation. The law would restrict patients to two ounces a month and would not allow patients to grow their own plants.A New Jersey resident with multiple sclerosis told CBS 3's Robin Rieger that she currently uses marijuana illegally in order to cope."It relieves my symptoms, my spasms," she said.The measure is expected to pass by the State Senate and full Assembly. If passed, Governor Jon Corzine is expected to sign it into law before leaving office.Source: CBS News (US Web)Published: January 11, 2010Copyright: 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc.Website: Medical Marijuana Archives

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Comment #8 posted by dongenero on January 11, 2010 at 13:46:15 PT
New Jersey
Are they planning for state government to grow the medical marijuana for patients?I can't imagine they are planning on distribution via the black market, but they are not allowing patients to grow their own. Hmmmmm?Acquisition solutions outside the black market, such as patient cultivation are a pretty obvious requirement of any medical marijuana plan.
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Comment #7 posted by Hope on January 11, 2010 at 13:43:44 PT
Firedog Comment 4
Thank you!
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on January 11, 2010 at 13:41:59 PT
Sounds good and sounds like you're going to be busy.
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Comment #5 posted by herbdoc215 on January 11, 2010 at 13:29:01 PT
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Comment #4 posted by firedog on January 11, 2010 at 13:10:45 PT:
NJ assembly approved it
Senate votes later this afternoon.
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Comment #3 posted by ripit on January 11, 2010 at 11:33:26 PT
1 more state in line
happy about that but i don't like this not being able to grow yer own bit.i guess they found a way to make somebody some $ from sumbody elses wqay to insure that with ppl growing there own! just the way i see it, i guess!
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on January 11, 2010 at 08:14:50 PT

I am happy that Governor Corzine will sign the Bill. I don't think Republicans generally think about the people.
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Comment #1 posted by runruff on January 11, 2010 at 07:57:47 PT

Doesn't the suffering of others
concern you Mr. Christie?who, cripples, kids and mothers?yeah, see, I'm all misty!
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