Tag: New Jersey

  • New Jersey Medical Marijuana Dispensaries have Strong Ties to Traditional Medicine

    TRENTON — The aspirations of New Jersey’s first medical marijuana businesses range from modest to potentially massive, but marijuana advocates say the state’s startup dispensaries have stronger ties to traditional medicine than most — and an unusual number of politically connected people involved in them. Last month, the state issued licenses for its first six…

  • New Jersey to Allow Medical-Marijuana Start in 2011

    December 3, 2010 – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he agreed to a compromise on the state’s medical marijuana regulations that will have the program operating by the summer. New Jersey in January became the 14th U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana under a bill signed by former Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat, before…

  • NJ MS Medical Marijuana Patient Slapped with 5 year Prison Sentence Makes Bail

    DELMONT, N.J. — A multiple sclerosis patient slapped with a five-year prison sentence for growing marijuana that he said was for medical purposes says he’ll just say no to the drug until it becomes legal in New Jersey this summer. John Wilson was freed from Southern State Prison on $15,000 bail Thursday. Earlier this week,…

  • New Jersey: The Ailing Await Medical Marijuana

    COLLINGSWOOD — Donna Doak anxiously awaits the day when she can get a prescription for marijuana. The Swedesboro nurse, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and spinal stenosis and is wheelchair-bound, said marijuana can ease her pain without the nasty side effects of her current medications. “Now that it’s been legalized, I want to pursue it,”…

  • Another Victim of the War on Drugs: N.J. Man with Multiple Sclerosis gets Prison for Growing Marijuana

    March 20, 2010 –  John Ray Wilson, a multiple sclerosis patient, is lead out of Superior Court in Somerville after being sentenced to five years in state prison for manufacturing and drug possession. A jury convicted him for growing 17 marijuana plants behind the house he rented in 2008. His case drew national attention amid…

  • MS Patient in NJ Gets 5 Years in Prison for Growing Pot

    MS Patient in NJ Gets 5 Years in Prison for Growing Pot

    New Jersey medical marijuana law too late for John Ray Wilson March 19, 2010 – A New Jersey Superior Court judge gave a man who suffers from multiple sclerosis the lowest possible jail term for growing marijuana plants outside his home two years ago. But that penalty is still five years behind bars for 37-year-old…

  • NJ: Rally for MS Medical Marijuana Patient Who Faces Prison Friday

    NJ: Rally for MS Medical Marijuana Patient Who Faces Prison Friday

    March 10, 2010 – The sentencing phase in the high-profile trial of a New Jersey man who grew medical marijuana to treat his Multiple Sclerosis will take place this Friday 3/19/10 after several delays. John Ray Wilson was caught by a NJ National Guard helicopter in August 2008 growing 17 cannabis plants used to treat…

  • National Boycott of Walmart Gaining Momentum over Medical Marijuana Employee Firing

    March 16, 2010 – A quickly growing effort in the marijuana reform community is calling for a boycott of Walmart. News hit the streets last week that a Michigan man who is a legal medical marijuana patient was fired after failing a drug test.  Though the Arkansas based chain has fought critics of its internal…

  • Medical Marijuana Laws: New Jersey

    January 22, 2010 – It was New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine’s last day in office and one supposes he wanted to clear his desk; in doing so, he signed 55 bills, one of which included a bill for legalizing medical marijuana. The bill will allow medical marijuana to be used by those battling with the…

  • New Jersey Medical Marijuana Law Signed by Gov. Corzine

    January 18, 2010 – TRENTON — Gov. Jon Corzine tonight signed a measure making New Jersey the 14th state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, part of a flurry of bills the Democrat penned in his last full day on the job. The marijuana bill (S119) is expected to take effect in six months. Only…