New Jersey’s medical cannabis act became law three years ago. And despite Gov Christie agreeing to implement the act, only one dispensary has opened to date.
Now, a lawsuit filed a year ago seeks to immediately expedite the opening of the originally allotted six dispensaries.
The lawsuit accuses the New Jersey Health Department of sabotaging the program.
The suit asks the court to ease restrictions making it difficult for physicians to register for the program. It also aims to do away with regulations in the law that limit the strength of New Jersey’s medical pot – THC content is currently capped at a paltry 10% which, many say, is insufficient for most patients.
If all goes according to plan, a local advocacy group – The Coalition for Medical Marijuana of New Jersey – will be installed as monitors of the program.