New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program is Expensive, Difficult to Navigate for Patients

New Jersey’s medical marijuana system is continuing its rocky path to fruition this week, with many current patients and advocates saying that the system is confusing, expensive and not fully-functional as of yet. Since registrations began last month, there have only been 130 patients registered, which is extremely low compared to a state like Arizona, which saw some 700 patient signups after its system debuted last year. That might have something to do with having only 160 doctors registered as MMJ-affiliated physicians of more than 36,000 statewide. Or it could be that those 160 docs charge as much as $500 to make a recommendation. Then again, it could just be that after all that, the physical MMJ card itself will still cost you $200. Hey Christie, how about a little help? [Inquirer]