N.J. May Legalize Medical Marijuana
by The Associated Press
May 9, 2006
(Trenton, New Jersey) New
Jersey might become the 12th state to legalize marijuana
for people with debilitating medical conditions.
Senate health committee chairman Joseph Vitale has
scheduled a discussion with experts next month. The
Democrats supports the concept, but has questions.
The bill, long proposed by Senator Nicholas Scutari, has
never received a legislative hearing.
The Assembly hasn't scheduled any hearings on the bill.
But Governor Corzine said last year that he would sign a
medical marijuana bill into law.
Ocean County assistant prosecutor Terrence Farley says the
bill is a veiled attempt to legalize drugs.
Scutari's bill lists cancer, glaucoma, H-I-V and AIDS,
wasting syndrome, chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures
and persistent muscle spasms as among the conditions
eligible for medical marijuana usage.