Down To The Wire: N.J. Legislature To Decide On Medical Marijuana Monday


‚ÄčOn the last day possible, New Jersey’s legislature will debate whether to legalize the medical use of marijuana in the Garden State.

Monday, Jan. 11 is the final day for the current lame duck session of the Legislature before it reorganizes itself the next day, reports Brian Thompson of NBC New York. And it is on that day that Speaker Joe Roberts will post the medical marijuana bill that has been slowly making its way through the labyrinthine halls of the Legislature for months.
The New Jersey State Senate has already passed one version of the bill, but when it reached the Assembly committee, several changes were made. That’s the version the full Assembly will vote on next Monday, and then that same afternoon or evening, the Senate could approve the changes.

If all that happens — which is an optimistic assumption — the bill will hit outgoing Gov. Jon Corzine’s desk to be signed into law.
Gov. Corzine has already said he’d sign the bill into law before leaving office a week later.
To contact New Jersey state lawmakers and let them know you support medical marijuana in the Garden State, click here.
For more information about medical marijuana in New Jersey, visit Coalition for Medical Marijuana – New Jersey or NORML New Jersey.