Recently on 2nd June 2019, Gov. Phil Murphy Passed A20 that is also named as Jake’s Law. Note that, this law got its name behind Jake Honig, who initiated a tough battle against cancer by using medical marijuana.
The new bill amended many conditions in the existing laws; the list also includes chronic pain condition and expansion in access.
At one side, there was a huge support for legalization in New Jersey area; but the desired level of enthusiasm was not seen in Trenton. The legalization bill was tabled in the beginning months of the year because the legislators were not sure if they will get the desired number of votes from the Senate.
Both Assembly and State Senate passed the concerned bill, and it is further believed to expand to the medical marijuana program in the state. Note that, only 6 cannabis edibles providers are presently serving around 50000 patients in the area. In a new bill signed by Gov, Phil Murphy is now expected to ensure considerable growth in the medical marijuana industry, and hopefully, patients will be able to avail easy access to their medications.
The reform also proved its impact in the state Legislature. The passing of A20 now gave new hope to the legislators as it will be now easier to help patients without letting them stand for hours in the lines outside NJ marijuana dispensary. The supply shortages may also come into control, and patients will be able to get their dosage on time. It is expected to set up a new and solid foundation in the legal weed market in New Jersey.
The experts said that they have now moved one step closure to the medical marijuana legalization, and it will help patients to avail the right treatments on time. D-Monmouth and Joann Downey, two assemblyman and the main sponsors of this bill also revealed that this bill would develop an advanced infrastructure and NJ marijuana dispensary in the state and patients will be able to avail more benefits from this industry.
Note that, the bill was passed in the assembly with 66-5 votes and 6 abstentions; however, the vote range was 31-5 in the Trenton statehouse.
Experts say that use of marijuana products for medical health problems is proven to be safe from past several years. Medical health experts in the state also said that in many chronic and serious health conditions, cannabis edibles could work more efficiently as compared to other medications. That is why the new bill is going to be more useful for the sufferers in New Jersey.
With this bill, a new Cannabis Regulatory Commission will be created in the state, and it will maintain a check on the growth of cannabis edibles industry. At the same time, it will take responsibility for the regulation of cannabis business in the area. You will be happy to hear that it will allow around 28 new growers out of which 12 are already approved by the Health Department. It is expected to open more retail stores and NJ marijuana dispensary as well.