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New Jersey Adds Five New Medical Marijuana Conditions, Reduces Patient Fee

Express Newsline — March 30, 2018

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced major reforms to the state's medicinal marijuana program to make it more patient-friendly.

"I believe they need to have a good strong medical history of pain or anxiety or seizures or whatever else it treats", Jaimie Walker said, who supports the dispensary.

Ken Wolski, the executive director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey, welcomed the program's expansion because it isn't now meeting the state's needs.

"The days of making residents jump through hoops are coming to an end", Murphy said.

Currently, there are about 18,000 patients enrolled in the program and about 500 doctors. He has worked in health policy, quality improvement, and government affairs for several New Jersey non-profits, including the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, the New Jersey Hospital Alliance, and New Jersey Citizen Action.

With medical marijuana pharmacies popping up across Louisiana in four months, a legislative committee today considered an expansion of who may buy it. "This will save hundreds if not thousands of others".

While cigarette smoking has always been on the decline, marijuana use is on the rise and, disproportionately, marijuana users also smoke cigarettes, the researcher said. 900 people died past year from acetominophine. The previous list included terminal cancer, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis.

"If we put them in place, we control the regulations", said Mayor Greg Mapes. Murphy said research has proven that marijuana is safe and effective for some ailments. "We've also made the program more affordable by cutting the patient and caregiver registration fees in half and adding veterans and seniors who qualify for the reduced fee of $20". Now the dispensaries are required to be nonprofit.

The announcement comes as Murphy pushes for legalized recreational marijuana in New Jersey.

Morris says that's how most medical marijuana business is done in metro Detroit — at least for now.

Tina McDermott has a 12-year-old son, Ryan, with Dravet Syndrome.

Mr Thomas predicted that the United Kingdom would liberalise its laws to allow more medical cannabis products "within 18 months", following the path set by countries including Israel, Canada, Germany and more than half of U.S. states.

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