New Jersey Considers Allowing Medical Marijuana Patients to Home Grow
After years of hesitation, it appears that New Jersey lawmakers are starting to consider home growing for medical marijuana patients.
Currently home growing is banned in the state, punishable with jail time and fines. The two new bills recently introduced would reverse the ban and allow NJ patients to register as home cultivators with the ability to grow a certain number of mature and immature plants. The bill introduced by Senator Singleton aims to allow 4 plants of each. Many other states do currently allow home growing, so this would be a big step for New Jersey.
In addition to the home grow bill, Senator Singleton is also exploring a program to help subsidize the cost of medical marijuana for NJ patients.
It is important to note that all patients must be medically certified with a medical marijuana card before purchasing and growing medical marijuana in the future. Both of these bills aim to help minimize the financial cost for patients with financial need and help make medical marijuana more accessible.