Senate, Assembly OK medical pot
"I don't think we should make criminals out of our very sick and terminally ill. It does not make sense for many of New Jersey's residents to suffer when there is a viable way to ease their pain,"
- Assemblyman Reed Gusciora
New Jerseyans suffering from debilitating diseases would be able to get prescriptions for marijuana to ease their pain under a bill that passed both legislative houses yesterday.
The Assembly approved the "Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana" bill 48-14; the Senate passed it 25-13. Gov. Jon Corzine has said he would sign the bill into law before he leaves office Jan. 19.