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    New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Medical Marijuana Bill
    By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
    Published: January 11, 2010
    TRENTON — The New Jersey Legislature approved a measure on Monday that would make the state the 14th in the nation, but one of the few on the East Coast, to legalize the use of marijuana to help patients with chronic illnesses.

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    Damon Winter/The New York Times
    Michael Oliveri, a muscular dystrophy patient, with his mother, Christiane, left, and Diane Rivera-Riportella, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease, after the bill’s passage in the General Assembly.
    The measure — which would allow patients diagnosed with severe illnesses like cancer, AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis to have access to marijuana grown and distributed through state-monitored dispensaries — was passed by the General Assembly and State Senate on the final day of the legislative session.
    Gov. Jon S. Corzine has said he would sign it into law before leaving office next Tuesday. Supporters said that within nine months, patients with a prescription for marijuana from their doctors should be able to obtain it at one of six locations.
    “It’s nice to finally see a day when democracy helps heal people,” said Charles Kwiatkowski, 38, one of dozens of patients who rallied at the State House before the vote and broke into applause when the lawmakers approved the measure.
    Mr. Kwiatkowski, of Hazlet, N.J., who has multiple sclerosis, said his doctors have recommended marijuana to treat neuralgia, which causes him to lose the feeling and the use of his right arm and shoulders. “The M.S. Society has shown that this drug will help slow the progression of my disease. Why would I want to use anything else?”
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/nyregion/12marijuana.html?th&emc=th

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    WOW, what a truly progressive state...NEW JERSEY, now that's what I'm talking about...GOOD FOR YOU :cool:

    But wait...isn't that where that really dreadful MTV show "Jersey Shore" was filmed...just what those 'Italian Hoodie Wanna B's' will need...Will being ILLITERATE be one of the amended/approved medical reasons...one more excuse for talking/acting like they are brainless :eek:...GOOD GRIEF

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