New Jersey’s medical marijuana program would be in for some big changes that will allow people to qualify as medicinal marijuana patients easier and to also obtain the drug easier.
It was on Monday that ‘Jake’s Law’ was approved by the panel. The measure is named after a 7-year old boy named Jake Honig of Howell, New Jersey, that had died from brain cancer this past January.
Honig used cannabis oil but was limited in the use of it due to New Jersey’s limits on how much can be purchased. In the new measure, these limits would be eased.
Despite pro-marijuana Governor Phil Murphy doing many things, such as expanding the list of qualifying medical conditions and reducing the cost of patient registration, there still have been complaints about there only being six approved dispensaries.
The bill, which was approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, will control both the medicinal program and the anticipated recreational industrya and will solicit plicants for six new growing and retail operations within 90 days.