Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Hobbled by New Jersey Rules

Death by bureaucracy for frustrated patients


When New Jersey finally began registering patients and caregivers for its medical marijuana program last month, those who would benefit heaved a great sigh of relief.

But in that time, only 130 people have registered. Some of the doctors allowed by law to provide marijuana as a medical regiment for certain diseases have stopped taking new patients and some are requiring a cash payment of $500 for the initial visit before recommending the drug, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.