Medical Marijuana: Mid-Atlantic Movement as Delaware, New Jersey Bills Win Committee Votes

Medical marijuana is on the move in the Mid-Atlantic region, as bills to legalize its use passed committee votes in Delaware Wednesday and New Jersey Thursday. The New Jersey bill is well-advanced, having already passed the state Senate, while in Delaware, Wednesday's vote was the first test of legislative sentiment.

In New Jersey, the Assembly Health Committee passed the bill, the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, on a 7-1 vote, but only after making it dramatically different from and more restrictive than the version passed by the Senate. At the behest of committee chair Herb Conaway (D-Burlington), who was responding to criticism that the bill's distribution and oversight provisions weren't tight enough, the bill was amended so that only "alternative treatment centers" could grow, process, and distribute medical marijuana.

In the version passed by the Senate, patients could also grow their own or have caretakers grow it for them. In this latest version, there is no role for caretakers, because it also provides that only patients may pick up medical marijuana at a dispensary, or have a courier deliver it to them.

"This bill will be the most restrictive in the nation,'' said Sen. Joseph Scutari (D-Union), the bill's original sponsor. The bill may be too restrictive, he added.

The bill now heads for a floor vote in the Assembly. It also must go back to the Senate, which must approve the amended version.

One day earlier and one state to the south, the Delaware Senate Health and Social Services Committee approved Senate Bill 94, the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act, authored by Sen. Margaret Rose Henry (D-Wilmington East), the committee chair.

That bill would allow people with serious diseases to use medical marijuana with their physician's approval. The bill sets up an ID card system and a dispensary network. Patients could also grow and possess their own medicine, up to 12 plants and six ounces.

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I see the NJ Legislature is setting it up so the Medical MJ patients will have to BUY their medicine from some brother-in law company of some legislator at PRIME cost. Thieves all.

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its prohibition. i suffer from colitis and gastritis and honestly the only thing that helps me hold food is Bud. I also enjoy it. so why should someone who has no idea about it have an opinion. why should someone have a say in something that would not affect there life but help others. people are way to sensitive about stupid shi*t that they ruin it for everyone else.(excuse the language) "i don't want it in our community what about the children". listen you be a parent and stop blaming society for your families problem. how does prostitution become legal before a friggen plant(state of Rhode Island). wouldn't you think that would break up a home before bud. i know plenty of people who smoke young, old, all different cultures, genders, parents, even families. people can not eradicate this plant. it has as much right to be here on this planet as you. people in a "free country" should have the right to use it. it is put in the same category as the rest of the black market drugs but it is no where to comparison. people please do some research on it before you criticize. what about the children. listen you need to accept the fact that someone in this world will have a bag of this plant in their pocket and they would enjoy rolling it up sparking it and taking a puff. please stop making a big fuss out of nothing.


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they really need to make it leagl for everyone too grow up too like 12 plants for people that dont have cards ether the world would be out of debt and everyone would be high and happy.

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