Talk of Delay for N.J. Medical Marijuana Law Riles Supporters
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently expressed support for the state’s new medical-marijuana law, but talks with lawmakers over when to put the law into effect have sparked anger among backers of the measure, the Newark Star-Ledger reported June 4.
Supporters threatened to sue the state if Christie moves forward with a plan to delay implementation of the law until January or July of 2011. Rules were expected to be drafted for the bill by this July, but policymakers are struggling to spell out how and where marijuana can be grown for medical users, who can do so, and where the drug can be sold.
Unlike the medical-marijuana laws in 13 other states, the New Jersey measure does not allow medical users to grow the plant for their own use.