NORML.ORG – New Jersey: Health Officials To Revise Medical Marijuana Regulations

Trenton, New Jersey: State Department of Health officials will revise regulations regarding the implementation of New Jersey’s Compassionate Medical Marijuana Act.

The forthcoming guidelines, which were endorsed by the Governor’s office on Friday, will allow for six licensed facilities to produce and dispense marijuana to authorized patients. The previously published regulations had called for no more than two state-licensed producers.

The new regulations will prohibit facilities from engaging in the home delivery of medical cannabis. The proposal also restricts the percentage of THC that may be present in the plant to no more than ten percent, limits the varieties of legally available cannabis to six strains, and prohibits the sale of any edible medical marijuana products. Patients suffering from seizures, glaucoma, and intractable muscle spasms will be required to exhaust all other treatment options before their doctor may recommend marijuana.

For more information please visit NORML New Jersey at: http://www.normlnj.org or the Coalition for Medical Marijuana – New Jersey at: http://www.cmmnj.org.

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