NJ becoming a mini-California!
Posted by cjrothma April 21, 2009 17:32PM
TRENTON — New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram is weighing in on a bill to legalize marijuana for medical use.
Milgram says the measure, which would allow patients suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis and other serious diseases grow marijuana plants for medicinal use or buy the drug at a licensed outlet, is “workable.”
Under the bill, which has passed the Senate but has not been heard in the Assembly, eligible patients would register with the state.
Gov. Jon S. Corzine has said he would sign the bill. Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie has said he would oppose it. Former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, also vying for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, has said he supports the measure.
While acknowledging that there are concerns about enforcing laws to ensure that only patients are allowed to grow and use the drug, Milgram said her office has sent recommendations to the governor on ways to guard against abuses.
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