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New Jersey Governor Allows Medical Marijuana Law to Move Forward

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey is allowing the state to implement its medical marijuana law, putting aside his concerns about possible federal prosecution. In June, Gov. Christie said he wanted a blanket assurance from the U.S. Justice Department that it wouldn’t prosecute state-sanctioned marijuana programs before proceeding.  This past spring, State Attorney General Paula […]

New Jersey Becomes 14th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

The New Jersey State Legislature approved a bill that would allow chronically ill patients to use marijuana for medical reasons.  New Jersey becomes the 14th state to pass the legislation.  Governor Corzine has said he will sign the bill into law before he leaves office next week.  Governor –Elect Christie, on the other hand, has […]

Medical Marijuana Bill Pending in New Jersey; MS Sufferer to Stand Trial

The New Jersey legislature is considering the passage of New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, which would allow medical patients suffering from a debilitating disease or chronic illnesses that causes “wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, seizures and severe and persistent muscle spasms”  to use marijuana to alleviate their symptoms.  Patients would need to […]

U.S. Won’t Prosecute In States Where Medical Marijuana Use is Legal

The New York Times reported that the federal government will not pursue charges against individuals or suppliers for medical marijuana use in those states that allow it (“U.S. Won’t Prosecute in States that Allow Medical Marijuana,” New York Times, October 19, 2009).  The states in which medical use of marijuana is legal are Alaska, California, […]