New Jersey Medical Marijuana Expansion Moving Forward

Aug 03, 2017 , , , , ,

The New Jersey Medical Marijuana Review Panel has issued initial recommendations to add several new qualifying conditions to the state’s medical marijuana program: chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders or of visceral origin, migraine, anxiety, and Tourette’s Syndrome. There will now be a 60-day public comment period, after which the Panel will consider the comments and hold another meeting before making its final recommendations.

If you are a New Jersey resident suffering from one of these conditions who could benefit from access to medical cannabis, we encourage you to submit public comments via email or mail. Mailed comments must be postmarked by Monday, September 25, 2017, and sent to:

NJ Department of Health, Medicinal Marijuana Program
Attn: Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

In other good news, the sixth Alternative Treatment Center permitted under New Jersey law has finally been issued a permit to begin cultivating medical cannabis! It will be located in Secaucus.

One response to “New Jersey Medical Marijuana Expansion Moving Forward”

  1. I have been a patient for over (15) years with pain management due to severe and chronic neck and joint pain, along with Dupuytren Contracture Disease of both hands. I do not smoke either cigarettes or marijuana and never drink alcohol. About nine months ago, after many years of sleepless nights caused by pain, a friend suggested I try smoking marijuana just at bedtime. I did this 2 nights in a row, and it was the best sleep I had in a very long time. It actually made it bearable to accept the daytime pain and get up and out to do things. Of course, not even thinking of it, the following week at my customary pain Mngmt appt, I was scheduled for a drug test, which of course I failed and was given a warning. My dr said he wished he was able to prescribe marijuana for his patients, but at the time, it was not acceptable in our state. To me, as a very responsible citizen, wife, mother and grandmother, I would never use it again until It was legal for me. So, this is very good news. I will keep checking this site to see where it stands. Thank you.

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