‘Now that marijuana will be available to New Jersey’s chronically ill, …’

    New Jersey officials have finalized the rules governing a program to dispense medical marijuana to chronically ill patients, but the state will miss its year-end goal. So now what?

    It will be a happy new year for proponents of medical marijuana in New Jersey. State officials have finalized the rules governing a program to dispense medical marijuana to chronically ill patients and set up a final round of evaluation for approved growers. However, the state will miss its goal of getting things up and running before the end of the year. 

    For nearly two years, New Jersey has had a law on the books authorizing such a program, but lack of clarity over federal law and disorganization at the state level have delayed the approval of the six treatment centers meant to serve thousands of patients across the state.

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