New Jersey's medical marijuana program would get a sweeping overhaul to make it far easier for patients to qualify and obtain cannabis under a bill that cleared three state legislative committees on Monday.
Action on the measure came on the same day lawmakers also approved a bill that would legalize recreational pot for adults 21 and older.
The measure was named "Jake's Law" after Jake Honig of Howell, a 7-year-old boy who died from brain cancer in January. Jake was helped by cannabis oil but his parents were forced to use it sparingly because of the state's strict limits on how much could be purchased. Those limits would be eased in the new measure.
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