NJ Senate OKs Bill To Redesignate Medical Marijuana

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 8:18 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Senate on Thursday passed legislation that would treat prescribed medical marijuana as being equivalent to other legal prescription drugs, a measure designed to prevent medical marijuana users being booted from organ-transplant waiting lists.

In a 33-5 vote, the New Jersey Senate approved A-765, which would designate legally prescribed medical marijuana as authorized medication instead of an illicit substance. The legislation aims to prevent medical marijuana users from being kicked off organ transplant lists, which, according to reports, is happening more commonly as medical...
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