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NJ panel wants expanded medical marijuana, but which governor will decide?

November 6, 2017 GMT

By Staff

The list of ailments that qualify a patient to use marijuana in New Jersey doesn’t cover all the people it could help, says a panel of doctors and health professionals that studied the issue for 19 months.

Migraines, Tourette’s, and anxiety and chronic pain stemming from various maladies should be added to the current limited list of 13 ailments, according to the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel. The panel voted 5-1 late last month to make this recommendation to the health commissioner, after listening to hours of emotional testimony at hearings, examining petitions from 68 patients, and analyzing the research and statements from doctors who reported their patients had success using medical marijuana.

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