Will NJ Medical Pot Law Go Up in Smoke?

 

Trenton — The terminally ill’s lack of access to medical marijuana is one of the worries of a state senator who is trying to force Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to change proposed regulations of the drug.Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Middlesex, said the Republican governor’s proposed rules have several flaws, including barring dispensaries from making home deliveries, even for terminally ill patients — those defined in the regulations as having less than 12 months to live. 

Also, the levels of the drugs active ingredient are capped “arbitrarily” and a rule requiring doctors who register with the program to complete training in addiction medicine is “unnecessary,” Scutari said. 

Scutari has scheduled a hearing Thursday with the Democrat-controlled Senate health committee that could lead to a rewrite of Christie’s rules. 

Hanging in the balance is the delivery of medical marijuana to those who suffer from chronic or terminal illnesses, which the law, signed in January, is supposed to provide. 

Some key Democrats said they fear the rewrite process could significantly delay the launch of the program, which would deny people who could use medical marijuana much-needed relief. 

“Terminally ill patients are penalized,” Scutari said. , D-Mercer, says Christie has already made adequate changes, with the governor upping the number of facilities to grow and distribute the marijuana to six, as the law calls for. The changes would make it easier for patients to get access to doctor-prescribed medical marijuana.GuscioraAssemblyman Reed 

Also, the levels of the drugs active ingredient are capped “arbitrarily” and a rule requiring doctors who register with the program to complete training in addiction medicine is “unnecessary,” Scutari said. 

Scutari has scheduled a hearing Thursday with the Democrat-controlled Senate health committee that could lead to a rewrite of Christie’s rules. 

Hanging in the balance is the delivery of medical marijuana to those who suffer from chronic or terminal illnesses, which the law, signed in January, is supposed to provide. 

Some key Democrats said they fear the rewrite process could significantly delay the launch of the program, which would deny people who could use medical marijuana much-needed relief. 

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer, says Christie has already made adequate changes, with the governor upping the number of facilities to grow and distribute the marijuana to six, as the law calls for. The changes would make it easier for patients to get access to doctor-prescribed medical marijuana. 

via : Cannabis News 

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  1. Freshman says:

    If you grow it, I will smoke it!!!

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