• Chronic Illnesses in New Jersey Expected to Rise by 7000%

    Just when I think my home state is beyond hope, it gets a tiny bit less hopeless.

    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.

    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.

    New Jersey, Maine and (soon?) California: A message seems to be coming into focus.

    Gays or drugs? Society is only prepared to tolerate you smoking one kind of fatty, so take your pick.


    Tags: California, Drugs, Health, Maine, Marijuana, Marriage Equality, New Jersey

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