Governor Murphy Of New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Program

  • by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director March 27, 2018

    In his ongoing effort to expand the Garden State’s medical marijuana program to be more patient-oriented, Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) has made dramatic changes to the state’s regulatory program.

    Changes include: reduced cost of the medical marijuana registry for patients by 50%; reduced cost for veterans, seniors, and those on disability by 90%; expanded the qualifying conditions list to include Tourette syndrome, chronic pain, and other conditions; and other much needed technical fixes.

    These changes have been long advocated for by advocates in New Jersey, including South Jersey NORML leader, Temple University Professor, and Philly.com contributor Chris Goldstein.

    Click here to tweet at Gov. Murphy and thank him for his efforts.

    New Jersey resident? Visit http://www.normlnj.org/ and get plugged into the Facebook organizing group by clicking here.

    12 responses to “Governor Murphy Of New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Program”

    1. Denny Strausser Jr says:

      I looked and laughed first. I just felt like, of course. He wants it fully legal, of course he’ll expand something like that. I can not wait, a state at our borders is about to legalize recreational marijuana. That’s going to be some influence to other states to think about doing the same thing. It’ll get easier and easier to get until it will finally be voted on Federally. Once dropped from their list, it’ll get to a point where everyone who wants it, will always have it.

      Stay Blazed. 😀

      • Denny Strausser Jr says:

        Sorry. Pennsylvania here. And haven’t ever memorized how to spell my own state.

        That’s just my limited education. It’s the only language I know too.

    2. Mark Mitcham says:

      Thank you, Gov. Murphy, for taking actions that will make a real, positive difference in real people’s lives.

      Secondly, thank you for allowing me to see a glimpse of civilization, in these dystopian times of wholesale Republican treason. You give me hope.

    3. Sean says:

      Given the current sociopathic political climate in the US, it’s a breath of fresh air to have a person of empathy like Phil Murphy. He’s a ray of sunshine breaking through the dark clouds.

    4. Julian says:

      Meanwhile, somewhere, Chris Christy is being escorted to the back of the line by TSA…

    5. Julian says:

      This means so much immediate relief for so many people. As someone with a 95 year old grandmother in NJ with growing dimentia I would love to get high with her and watch the THC attack the two protiens causing the problem in the first place. THC and laughter are good medicine for neurodegenerative disease.

    6. Julian says:


      Hester Hill Schnipper, Program Manager of Social Oncology at BIDMC has it right that whole plant marijuana is better than synthetic marinol.

      The President’s new pick for the VA, Ronnie Jackson, is a disaster medicine fellow at BIDMC:


      Can we get Schnipper to influence Jackson on VA MMJ policy?

      • Julian says:

        Never mind. If Trump appointed Jackson for privatization them he’ll sell the VA to Big Pharma and private insurance. Why do I ever think Trump could accidentally pick someone good?

    7. Julian says:

      Speaking of dimentia:


      Here is a sad case of an elderly man with dimentia that threatened to kill Representative Scott Taylor, R-VA for some mmj reform, (or an unfixed road, or whatever misreasoning inside the head of full blown dimentia).

      I just want to draw attention to what Judge Krasi says at the end of the article:

      “Before I walked in here today, I wrote down ‘escalating behavior’ on the paper,” Krask said. “I don’t think there are terms and conditions I can set to ensure safety.”

      What about prescribing Mr. Godwin some medical marijuana to treat his dimentia?

    8. Fireweed says:

      It is clear that the dominoes of prohibition are falling and the will of the people is being made clear. At this point, I don’t think anyone tRump appoints is going to be able to roll back the progress made. At this point, if they try to take away our weed there’ll be hell to pay.

    9. clem clark says:

      Jackson is a Navy Admiral, the Navy loves to drug test for marijuana, it loves to punish any sailor or marine testing positive and it absolutely loves to hand out bad discharges, and the Admirals in charge are like top law enforcement officials or AGs. Anyone with 30 years Navy will do what they are told and not question it, and TRUMP is his Boss.

    10. Luis Arrieta says:

      Worthless Chris Christy triggered af

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