Medical marijuana bill clears committee

By Ed Jacovino
Journal Inquirer
Published: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 9:55 AM EDT

HARTFORD — State residents would be able to grow and smoke marijuana for medical reasons under a measure that passed Tuesday out of a legislative committee.

The proposal by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, would allow those with specific sicknesses to grow up to four plants, 4 feet tall, and possess 1 ounce of usable marijuana.

The patient would need a prescription, and the patient’s caregiver would be licensed by the Department of Consumer Protection.


  1. it’d be nice if medical marijuana became available in NJ..ive suffered with crohns disease for 6 yrs..i need it..and i know for a fact that it works..when you can test your self..getting off my meds that i was perscribed..and have been smoking..the only issues i if i havent smoked..people with crohns need’s that simple. i’d say theres proof in my is it that weed doesnt work for crohns patients..exspecially when someone can stop taking medication for it..and smoking something that stops bathroom runs..and control your bowls..and food yes food..actually eating what we want..and no worries

  2. Very well said and absolutely true Karen. We know a very good friend who suffers from the same ailments and she swears by cannabis as well. Only thing is I thought New Jersey already had a medical marijuana program..


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