Disputes overshadow NJ medical marijuana deadline

Today marks the deadline for groups to apply to grow and sell medical marijuana legally in New Jersey, but there may not be a rush

TRENTON - Today marks the deadline for groups to apply to grow and sell medical marijuana legally in New Jersey, but there may not be a rush of applicants.

Prospective licensees and advocates say rules and regulations being set up are complicating the process. They say the state proposed rules are so restrictive that their operations might not be viable.

Even though the rules aren't finalized, the state is moving ahead with its application deadline. The Legislature is also considering forcing a rewrite of the proposed regulations.

With all the uncertainty, some groups that want to provide medical marijuana are reluctant to pay the $20,000 application fee.

NJ Senate votes to defy Christie on medical marijuana Christie announces deal on medical marijuana laws Medical marijuana supporters: Rules make program an illusion Lawmaker: Rewrite overly strict medical pot rules State releases rules for obtaining medical marijuana AP wire services contributed to this report.

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