NJ legislature allows only a limited amendment to the state’s medical marijuana law

Chris Goldstein of Philadelphia NORML reported that the NJ legislature has granted only a minor amendment to the NJ medical marijuana law. If so, then the legislature did not acquiesce in Governor Christie’s proposal to eviscerate the law by allowing only Rutgers University to cultivate cannabis and allowing only hospitals to dispense to patients. Instead… Read More NJ legislature allows only a limited amendment to the state’s medical marijuana law

Bloomberg and Brennan come out against NY medical marijuana law

As discussed in my post from this past Saturday, New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Bridget Brennan, has publicly stated opposition to the proposed medical marijuana bill now pending in the New York State legislature. I wondered if Brennan’s position represents an authentic statement of New York City’s position on the bill. Apparently it does:… Read More Bloomberg and Brennan come out against NY medical marijuana law

More on how the executive branch can prevent implementation of a medical marijuana law – NJ Governor wants to dispense only through hospitals

This article from Friday explains a lot about what is happening in NJ. Basically, according to the article and – as usual – I have not yet seen the text of the actual proposal by the State – Governor Chris Christie wants to eliminate the ability of nonprofit dispensaries to participate in the supply-side of… Read More More on how the executive branch can prevent implementation of a medical marijuana law – NJ Governor wants to dispense only through hospitals

NYC prosecutor criticizes proposed New York medical marijuana law

Various news sources, including the New York Post and MSNBC, have reported that Bridget Brennan, the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for New York City, has stated her opposition to the proposed medical marijuana law. I have not yet seen the actual text of the letter, but the news reports suggest a willful misreading of the proposed… Read More NYC prosecutor criticizes proposed New York medical marijuana law

Medical Marijuana Press Conference in Jersey City on 6/17

From the website for the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey: MEDIA ADVISORYFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE6/14/2010 The Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey (CMMNJ)http://www.cmmnj.org Medical Marijuana Press Conference in Jersey City on 6/17City officials work on guidelines; patients, professionals seek timely regulations On Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 1 PM, New Jersey medical marijuana advocacy groups… Read More Medical Marijuana Press Conference in Jersey City on 6/17