NORML.ORG – New Jersey: Senate Committee To Hold Hearings On Rewriting State’s Medical Marijuana Regulations

Trenton, NJ: Senate lawmakers will hold a hearing next Thursday to debate whether to repeal regulations regarding the implementation of New Jersey’s Compassionate Medical Marijuana Act.

Members of the Senate Health Committee will also decide on a resolution affirming that a proposal by the state Board of Medical Examiners to mandate that New Jersey doctors wean their patients off of medical marijuana every three months violates the legislative intent of the law.

Last December, Senate lawmakers voted in favor of a concurrent resolution urging the Department of Health and Senior Services to revise draft regulations regarding the implementation of the New Jersey Compassionate Medical Marijuana Act. The Department had 30 days to rewrite the regulations, but failed to do so.

Lawmakers initially approved medical marijuana legalization one year ago, but to date no rules for the new law have been implemented.

For more information, please ccontact NORML New Jersey or the Coalition for Medical Marijuana – New Jersey or write to: media@cmmnj.org.

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