NJ voting to lighten medical marijuana law - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

NJ voting to lighten medical marijuana law

Posted: Updated:

New Jersey will vote on changing its medical marijuana laws that could make it easier for sick children to gain access to the drug.

The Assembly is scheduled to vote on Monday, September 7 and according to Ken Wolski, Executive Director for the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey, the change would allow alternative treatment clinics to have types of cannabis mostly likely to help patients with different conditions.

The measure would also eliminate a regulation that allows licensed dispensaries to grow more than three strains of cannabis.

Advocates say that will allow growers to provide different types of marijuana that could help people with specific medical conditions, including children.

Wolski said research has found that different strains can help with different conditions and symptoms as some can control nausea and others can control pain or reduce convulsions.

Last month, Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto and agreed to end the cap on the number of strains that growers can provide and to allow them to sell edible forms of marijuana to young patients.

However, Christie struck a change that would have let sick children get medical pot with the approval of just one doctor, just like adults. Now, they will need at least two doctors or more in some cases, to sign off.

The state Senate has already adopted the governor’s version and the Assembly is will now vote on it. If the Assembly passes the bill, it goes back to Christie for his signature.


The Associate Press contributed to this story
  • HealthMore>>

  • Reversing Prediabetes May Be a Heart Saver

    Reversing Prediabetes May Be a Heart Saver

    Reversing Prediabetes May Be a Heart Saver Diabetes and heart disease risk drops in prediabetes patients who regain normal blood sugar (dailyRx News) Blood sugar levels that are high but not high...
    Reversing Prediabetes May Be a Heart Saver Diabetes and heart disease risk drops in prediabetes patients who regain normal blood sugar (dailyRx News) Blood sugar levels that are high but not high enough to...
  • FDA Approves Blood Test to Aid Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

    FDA Approves Blood Test to Aid Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

    FDA Approves Blood Test to Aid Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes blood test detects unique autoantibody (dailyRx News) While Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes share some traits, treatments for each condition...
    FDA Approves Blood Test to Aid Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes blood test detects unique autoantibody (dailyRx News) While Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes share some traits, treatments for each...
  • Study: Coffee helps you nap better

    Study: Coffee helps you nap better

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:19:02 GMT
    Drink a cup of coffee and you'll sleep better? It sounds confusing but there's actual science behind this. Researchers now say that having a cup of coffee and then sleeping for 20 minutes is an effective way to nap and feel refreshed. Here is why.
    Drink a cup of coffee and you'll sleep better? It sounds confusing but there's actual science behind this. Researchers now say that having a cup of coffee and then sleeping for 20 minutes is an effective way to nap and feel refreshed. Here is why.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices