Critics Say Jersey Medical Marijuana Program Not Working

“We are creating a new class of medical refugees."

New Jersey 101.5 reports that two Democratic senators say the state’s medical marijuana program is over-regulated.

Under the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, only minors in the program have access to edible forms of the drug. Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Scotch Plains) and state Sen. Nick Scutari (D-Linden) want the law changed.

“We are creating a new class of medical refugees, of people who are moving out of state because they simply cannot get the medicine that they need for their children,” Stender said at a State House press conference. “It seems that the program here in New Jersey is more concerned about preventing abuse than it is about making it work for those who need it.”

Gov. Christie hasn’t commented on loosening rules for the program.