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New Jersey Didn’t Flunk But Only Gets a ‘C” For Its Medical Marijuana Program

New Jersey didn’t flunk, though some patients said it deserved a D or an F when its medical marijuana program was graded by a nonprofit that lobbies for cannabis patients.

 The state got a C in the annual report issued by the Americans for Safe Access Foundation, which evaluated the programs of 40 states nationwide. New Jersey was given credit for adopting a plan but lower marks for its slow pace in implementing it and for allowing too few patients to participate. About 5,000 patients have enrolled.
The 129-page report, filled with an analysis of the highs and lows of the “patchwork of state laws,” was released this week. It says two million Americans – suffering from a range of more than 50 ailments – use the drug under their doctors’ supervision.
Delaware, which saw the opening of its first and only dispensary last year, also got a C. [Read more at the Philadelphia Inquirer]

 

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