Medical marijuana program under scrutiny in New Jersey Read More: NJ medical marijuana program under scrutiny

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Trenton), one of the lawmakers who led the charge to establish New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, said that in the near future he will present information from a public hearing on the topic, held on Monday, to the state Department of Health.

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“What we want to do is make sure that the product is safe, that it’s accessible, that physicians are comfortable taking part in the program, and that it’s potent enough to take care of the ailments that medical marijuana has shown great benefit for,” Gusciora said.

In January 2010, Gov. Jon Corzine signed the medical marijuana bill into law, but critics have accused the governor of intentionally slowing the implementation of the program. Christie has steadfastly denied that. In 2013, he signed a bill to allow terminally ill...

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