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NJ migraine, chronic pain patients seek OK to use medical marijuana

February 13, 2017

By Staff

For the first time in the history of the seven-year-old New Jersey medical marijuana program, a health department panel will consider adding chronic pain and other ailments to the list of about a dozen conditions that qualify a patient to use cannabis in the state.

A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 22 before a panel of eight doctors, pharmacists and nurses who were appointed by Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett nearly one year ago. People who submitted petitions to the panel last summer will be invited to testify starting at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton.

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