New Jersey marijuana laws called outdated as 4/20 approaches
Published on 4/18/15
The Governor of New Jersey has vowed to never allow legalizaed marijuana in his state, while it's medical marijuana program is lacking and it's citizens are feeling the consequences for it. The current law allows for medical marijuana, but the process to be approved is long and grueling. Only 3,600 patients have signed up since the program started 25 months ago, and only 3 of the 6 allowed dispensaries have opened as well as having trouble keeping up the inventory of pot to sell.
New Jersey, a Northeastern and traditionally blue state, still has some of the strictest marijuana laws in the country. Not only is it illegal for recreational use, it’s still difficult to get for medical use. All for what many say has medical benefits and is something no more dangerous than alcohol or tobacco, which are legal drugs.