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New Jersey Approves Marijuana as Medicine

12 January 2010 3 Comments

Posted by Nel

The state of New Jersey will become the 14th state in the United States to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes as both state legislature chambers approved it. marijuana_decriminalization2

The New Jersey Compassionate Medical Marijuana Act was passed by the state assembly 48-14 and the state Senate at 25-13. The bill will be signed into law before Governor Jon Corzine steps down from office next week, January 19. Chris Christie takes over his post from that date. Christie has informed that he will also be willing to sign the bill into law.

The bill will allow patients with severe and painful diseases such as AIDS, multiple sclerosis and cancer to buy up to two ounces per month. The doctors would be giving them state-issued identification cards to buy marijuana from registered alternative treatment centers. The Department of Health and Senior Services will issue the cards.

It is said that the bill will be the strictest version among those that are in effect from the other 13 states where the use of marijuana is legal.

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  • AlysonAmber

    I don't think that legalizing marijuana is the answer to our medical problems, but actually pumping more money into medical research so cancer,aids and what ever else can be treated once and for all. Many doctor researchers are close to having a cure, but they lack the money to finish their tests. I believe that money should be invested in that direction.
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  • DoctorJekyl

    You are very right about this Miss Amber because I actually has a problem with medical research and funds being redirected to more important objectives like buying a leather chair or a new car for “somebody”. This is why we don't have cures for the important diseases that kill… because some people take decisions which aren't related to what research money were meant for.
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  • DoctorJekyl

    You are very right about this Miss Amber because I actually has a problem with medical research and funds being redirected to more important objectives like buying a leather chair or a new car for “somebody”. This is why we don't have cures for the important diseases that kill… because some people take decisions which aren't related to what research money were meant for.
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    Alcohol Treatment Rehab