JAN. 11, 2010 - NEW JERSEY BECOMES 14TH STATE TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
“The New Jersey Legislature approved a measure on Monday [Jan. 11, 2011] that would make the state the 14th in the nation… to legalize the use of marijuana to help patients with chronic illnesses.
The measure — which would allow patients diagnosed with severe illnesses like cancer, AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis to have access to marijuana grown and distributed through state-monitored dispensaries — was passed by the General Assembly and State Senate on the final day of the legislative session. Gov. Jon S. Corzine has said he would sign it into law before leaving office next Tuesday.”
David Kocieniewski, MS “New Jersey Vote Backs Marijuana for Severely Ill,” New York Times, Jan. 11, 2011