New Jersey has added greater than 30,000 sufferers to its medical marijuana program since Gov. Phil Murphy took workplace final January, however now the state will quickly have a market higher suited to serve these sufferers.

Murphy on Tuesday signed a invoice that overhauls the state’s medical marijuana program, following months of debate and negotiation with lawmakers that noticed an effort to legalize leisure marijuana right here fail.

The brand new legislation will probably add dozens of medical marijuana suppliers, drastically rising capability from the six suppliers at present working.

It should additionally take steps to make it simpler for sufferers to get medical marijuana by enjoyable guidelines on how a lot they will purchase and what number of instances they have to see a health care provider to qualify for this system.

The state’s program has been strained by the inflow of sufferers, with complaints of lengthy strains at marijuana dispensaries and provide shortages.

“We had been one of many first states to have a medical marijuana regime…it simply didn’t take off,” Murphy mentioned Tuesday earlier than signing the laws throughout a ceremony at Tommy’s Tavern and Faucet in Freehold. “Loads of us have come to an understanding of how medical marijuana can be utilized to assist sufferers.” [Read more at NJ.com]