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Small progres in NJ

Discussion in 'Medical Marijuana Usage and Applications' started by HighMountainSkier, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Medical marijuana dispensary garners Montclair township's support, awaits final OK from state -

    However, the state is still holding things up.
    Looks like another location is trying to get off the ground, but there's opposition already.

    Preserved farm in Upper Freehold may host marijuana grower |
  2. Better than nothing. This has been stalled out for so long I honestly believed it was going to just be abandoned.

    That said, although I'm not some one who would be eligible by NJ standards (though I would be in other states), it's still a matter of principle to me. Christie claims that he is for compassionate care and only has the best interest and safety of potential patients and dispensaries in mind with his delays. I'd like to see him follow through on this and make good on his promises.

  3. Christie doesn't give a damn. I'm from NJ and I can just tell he's not compassionate in the least bit.

    "There are also strict limits on the type and potency of weed being sold. While countless strains exist, each engineered for a specific benefit-pain management or nausea mitigation, for example-the state is permitting the sale of only three strains. Meanwhile, the cap on THC content is 10 percent, which is roughly equivalent to the potency of street marijuana and far less than medical-grade marijuana available in other states, which often exceeds 20 percent." News Story

    Limiting the THC content, really Christie? They have no problem upping the dose of Oxycontin for a patient but when it comes to medicinal marijuana the strength is limited? And only three strains? It seems to me that this program was designed to deter people from buying medical so the program eventually becomes obsolete. People are going to continue looking on the streets, I think it will be cheaper for them and it will be stronger than what the medical program offers
  4. Crop of problems has left N.J. medical marijuana program in budding stage |

    Everything I've read is saying that once they get the go ahead, it'll be 4 months till they're operational and good to go. The problem is them getting the go ahead. Realistically, I don't think we're going to see MMJ in NJ until next summer. Even if they're okay'd to start growing, they're going to need to cap their THC content at 10%, which I feel is going to take them a while to get used to doing. I'm not sure how they'd do it, but I doubt it's easy to maintain. (And they wont know the % until it's already grown, so they could waste crops trying to figure it out).

    So far the limitations I've seen are:
    State (not each dispensary, the entire STATE) is limited to 3 strains. Ridiculous.
    No home growing (just in case you thought you'd be able to grow a strain better for you)
    10% THC cap
    List of doctors signed up will not be made public, so sick people are going to have to really search for a doctor (only about 100 signed up so far in NJ). You must have also been in the doctor's care for at least a year, or have seen him for a certain condition.. 3 times? I think. The way I've understood it so far is that there is no such thing as a "pot doc" in NJ, you'll have to find a specialist for your condition that happened to signed up for the MMJ program. Seems like it may be pretty difficult to do.
    Prices, the last time I heard will be the same as street prices (I had heard a loong time ago that it was going to be much cheaper, but more recent articles say otherwise) It seems like they're going to want me to pay street prices for weaker medicine.

    Those are the only crazy limitations I can think of right now (2oz a month seems fair to me).

    Seriously though, I wish I could kick Christie in the stomach 4 times a day. Maybe then he'd understand even a TINY bit what the people waiting around for this stuff are dealing with. Maybe something would be accomplished.

    I do believe this program is going to go through eventually, but it's not going to be pretty (or soon), and will probably have to be revised by the next governor, which is going to be another task in itself.

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