Assembly Plans Vote Rebuking Christie Over Medical Marijuana – Yahoo News

___ HOW DOES THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM IN NEW JERSEY WORK? Patients and doctors must register with the state and pay a $200 fee apiece. Only patients suffering from one of six conditions, including terminal cancer, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy, may apply. Currently, there are only three dispensaries open in the state, in Woodbridge, Egg Harbor Township and Montclair. There are about 2,000 registered patients, but Democratic Assemblyman Tim Eustace, who sponsored the resolution, estimates between 500 and 1,000 people are using the program. ___ ARE THERE ANY OTHER PROPOSALS TO CHANGE THE PROGRAM? Yes. Democrats who control the Assembly are planning to vote on two additional marijuana bills. One adds post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of authorized medical conditions for the drug. The other authorizes treatment facilities to transfer medical marijuana in order to meet demand.
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