Disputes Overshadow New Jersey Medical Marijuana Deadline

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Monday marks the deadline for groups to apply to grow and sell medical marijuana legally in New Jersey, but there may not be a rush of applicants.

Prospective licensees and advocates say the issue is complicated by the rules and regulations being set up. They say the state proposed rules are so restrictive that their operations might not be viable.

Even though the rules aren’t finalized, the state is moving ahead with its application deadline. On top of that, the Legislature is considering forcing a rewrite of the proposed regulations.

With all the uncertainty, some groups that want to provide pot are reluctant to pay the $20,000 application fee.

One group has gone to court to try to get the deadline pushed back.

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  • bottomline

    Another example of the political scam land, razzel dazzel, road to nowhere.

  • Chris

    A $20,000 app fee. LOL. The state of NJ’s business model must be the same one they used in that 3rd world country of Camden. NJ is losing its population fast. NJ’s government is more corrupt than Philly police.

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