N.J. Medical Marijuana: These Big Changes Could Be Coming To State's Program

More people could qualify for medical marijuana following a review.

February 13, 2018
State by State: New Jersey

As one of his first acts upon taking office, Gov. Phil Murphy ordered a review of New Jersey's medical marijuana program, calling it "constrained" and pledging to expand access to more patients.

When announcing the 60-day review, Murphy said the current program has established unnecessary hurdles for patients. Medical marijuana advocates agree.

"It was a program designed to keep people out of it," said Ken Wolski, CEO of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey. "It’s a program that’s not meeting the needs of the patients.”

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