Monday, December 13, 2010

Senate votes to re-evaluate medical marijuana rules

The Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey CMMNJ

CONTACT: Ken Wolski 609 394 2137
Chris Goldstein

Senate votes to re-evaluate medical marijuana rules

Today the New Jersey state Senate passed resolution ACR 151/SCR 130 by a vote of 22 to 16.

The entire legislature has now agreed that Governor Christie's proposed rules are outside the intent of the law. The Assembly passed the resolution on November 22nd.

CMMNJ is pleased that the New Jersey Legislature heard the concerns of severely ill residents in the continued fight for fair and legal access to marijuana. The vote today sends a strong message to the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) as well as Governor Christie that officials need to craft more reasonable rules for the medical cannabis program. This can only be accomplished by engaging in a transparent process that involves patients and advocates.

Now that the resolution has passed in the Senate and the Assembly there is a 30-day window for DHSS to re-write the regulations.

If the re-write is not accomplished or not crafted to the approval of the legislature then either house may call a public hearing on the medical marijuana regulations. The transcript of those hearings would be placed on the desk of all legislators for consideration on how to proceed.

CMMNJ hopes that Governor Christie is sincere in his effort to bring legal cannabis to qualifying NJ residents as soon as possible rather than continuing a protracted effort to alter the law.

More info is at

CONTACT: Ken Wolski 609 394 2137
Chris Goldstein

CMMNJ is the only tax-exempt 501c3 non-profit in New Jersey whose mission is to educate the public about the benefits of medical marijuana.


  1. I am so glad I moved from NJ. We already get a bad reputation and now these horrible medical marijuana regulations. So the legislature is telling me that if and only if I have tried everything else in the book on then can I be forced to choose from a miniscule fraction of strains, I am forced to smoke it, I am forced to smoke greater quantities because the THC content is limited to 1960's quantities, I have to buy it from the state and I have to drive to there.
    What if those strains doon't work for my condition, or I need a stronger dose, or I have lung problems as well, or I am home bound, or I am on a fixed income....

    Complete Bullshit!! NJ is more interested in the revenue than actually helping patients. I am disgusted.

  2. 1) DEschedule.
    2) Repeal.
    3) DONE!!!

    Then we can stop discussing all of the reasons we're NOT getting what is needed to END prohibition once and for all.

    Oh yeah...and nobody will get arrested for it again, either...if that's important to anybody.

    Google "Overgrow The World" and help us get those three words into more minds, so that we can start moving FORWARD towards the END or cannabis/hemp prohibition.