New Jersey Governor Signs Legislation Improving State’s Medical Marijuana Law

This afternoon New Jersey Governor Chris Cristie signed a proposal into law which legalizes marijuana-infused food products for minors, as well as removing the state’s three-strain limit for dispensaries.newjersey

Initially the proposal included a provision to ease restrictions on youth becoming patients by removing the requirement that they receive written authorization from a psychiatrist and a pediatrician, in addition to a physician, but Governor Cristie told lawmakers that he would veto the measure unless this particular section was removed, which it was.

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New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Measure Improving State’s Medical Cannabis Program

With an overwhelming 70 to 1 vote, New Jersey’s full Assembly has approved a proposal to legalize cannabis infused food products for patients, as well as increase the variety of strains allowed in marijuana-new-jersey-dldispensaries. The measure has already been approved by the Senate, and now heads to the governor for final approval.

Originally the proposal, which was approved by both the Senate and Assembly in June, also included a provision to ease restrictions on youth patients, by removing the requirement that they receive written authorization from a psychiatrist and a pediatrician, in addition to a physician. Governor Chris Cristie, however, told lawmakers that he would veto the measure unless this particular section was removed.

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