New Jersey asks feds if medical marijuana program violates federal law

    Is New Jersey’s medical marijuana program a violation of federal law? Even state officials are unsure, so they’ve sent a letter to Washington, D.C., asking just that.

     

    The office of Attorney General Paula Dow is asking whether those licensed to sell the product and the state employees who administer the program face arrest, as WHYY’s Phil Gregory reports.

    The move comes after the U.S. Justice Department threatened action against a bill in Washington state that would require state workers to implement a medical marijuana licensing system.

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