Months after New Jersey passed the bill to legalize the sale of Medical Marijuana, they have just given out their first six licenses for the opening of dispensaries. Out of all the states that currently allow the sale and use of medical marijuana, New Jersey is by far the strictest on their regulations ranging from the potency of the bud to the ridiculous list of ailments needed to actually becoming a patient. Jersey’s not trying to be as free about Medical Marijuana as California and Colorado are, in fact they’re trying to do the exact opposite:
Christie has often criticized the wide-open way the medical marijuana business works in places like California and Colorado.
New Jersey’s law called for only six grower-dispensers to start. And the proposed regulations, which some lawmakers say do not meet the Legislature’s intentions, make it clear that medical marijuana here will be a quiet business.
Under the regulations, the clinics would not be able to advertise their prices; their signs couldn’t specify that they’re selling marijuana; and patients would have to show long-term relationships with doctors who recommend the drug.
Bad news for Jersey residents looking forward to easy access to Med Cannabis cards. Hopefully, in the near future, New Jersey will let go of their stranglehold of the Medical Marijuana industry in their state. Check out the full story here.