The state government of New Jersey has appointed retired Lieutenant John O’ Brien Jr, a 26 year-old veteran of the NJ State Police as director of Compassionate Use Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP).

The Coalition for Medical Marijuana-New Jersey has lauded this appointment made by the Department of Health and Senior Services.

The appointment of a person with a law enforcement background as opposed to a health care background is another example of fear from the Christie administration.” ?- Ken Wolski Executive Director CMMNJ

The law has passed nearly two years ago and to date not a single patient can legally possess medical marijuana in this state.

It’s seems as if those in support of the program are not happy with the states strict guideline on the potency of the marijuana. NJ wants less potent grade.

“The legislature has already declared that these rules are inconsistent with the intent of the legislation. CMMNJ supports the legislative initiative to invalidate a number of these rules,” Wolski said.

CMMNJ also reports that patients who could benefit from medical marijuana are currently disqualified from participating in New Jersey’s MMP and will continue to be disqualified in the future.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services website, there are 109 physicians who are pre- registered to prescribe the medical marijuana.

One thing the law prohibits from doing in the Great Garden State is the growing of marijuana weeds.