NJ to hold hearing on medical marijuana rules

(AP) - New Jersey's Health Department on Mondaywill finally hold a hearing on proposed rules for how the statewill regulate medical marijuana.Lawmakers passed a law

TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey's Health Department on Mondaywill finally hold a hearing on proposed rules for how the statewill regulate medical marijuana.

Lawmakers passed a law more than a year ago to allow pot forpatients with certain medical conditions, but exactly how it's donehas been bogged down in the rule-making process.

Patients and their advocates say the rules are burdensome.They're concerned the law limits the drug's potency, something thatnone of the 13 other states that allow medical marijuana have done.

While the regulatory process is creeping forward, lawmakers areconsidering whether to rewrite the rules. Both chambers of theLegislature have declared that the proposed regulations don'tfollow the legislative intent of the law.

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