ShareThis

Court Orders NJ To Rethink Marijuana

Court Orders NJ To Rethink Marijuana A New Jersey appeals court this week ordered a state agency to consider a change in how it classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug.

The Division of Consumer Affairs classifies marijuana as a schedule one drug, along with the likes of heroin, and that mirrors the federal government’s grading in place for some four decades.

But given New Jersey is one of 29 states now allowing medical marijuana, a three judge panel decided it’s time for the agency to give that a second look.

Ken Wolski, Executive Director of New Jersey’s Coalition for Medical Marijuana, has pushed for such a change for six years now.

“When New Jersey passed a Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act into law, that act recognized medical uses for marijuana and made it inconsistent with a designation of a schedule one drug,” Wolski told KYW Newsradio.

A spokesman for the state Attorney General’s office says the ruling will be appealed to the state Supreme Court.

Wolski suggests it’s an “exercise in futility” to go that route.

Pj Fitz Storm Ad  2017 728x90

Author: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/11/04/appeals-court-orders-new-jersey-to-rethink-designation-of-marijuana-as-dangerous-drug/ - David Madden

Archives


South Jersey Biz Digital Edition

New Jersey Sends Additional Personnel To Assist Hurricane Florence Rescue Efforts

Clayton Officials Consider Approving Medical Marijuana Facility

Washington Township’s Town Council Votes In Favor Of ‘No-Knock’ Policy

Mark D’Amico, Man Accused Of Taking Money From Homeless Vet’s GoFundMe, Arrested On Traffic Warrant

More Than 500 Public Drinking Citations Issued In Sea Isle This Summer

32-Year-Old Allegedly Stole 6 Bicycles From Atlantic City Boardwalk

4th Suspect Charged In Death Of 9-Year-Old Killed By Stray Bullet

Police Reportedly Using Plainclothes Officers To Catch Beach Boozing Lawbreakers

Harmful Algae Bloom Prompts Health Department Warning In Salem County

2 More Suspects Arrested In Shooting Of 2 Camden County Detectives

Suspect Accused Of Shooting 2 Camden County Detectives Faces Judge

Pedestrian Struck, Killed Along Route 130

Trucker Found Transporting Over $5 Million Worth Of Marijuana

Counselor Accused Of Inappropriate Touching


More Articles