STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2012 SESSION
Assemblyman PETER J. BARNES, III
District 18 (Middlesex)
Assemblywoman ANNETTE QUIJANO
District 20 (Union)
Assemblyman REED GUSCIORA
District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)
Requires registered qualifying patient’s authorized use of medical marijuana to be considered equivalent to use of any other prescribed medication.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel
An Act. concerning the medical use to marijuana and supplementing P.L.2009, c.307 (C.24:6I-1 et al.).
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. For the purposes of medical care, including organ transplants, a registered qualifying patient’s authorized use of marijuana in accordance with the provisions of P.L.2009, c.307 (C.24:6I-1 et al.), shall be considered equivalent to the authorized use of any other medication used at the direction of a physician, and shall not constitute the use of an illicit substance or otherwise disqualify a qualifying patient from needed medical care.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill supplements the “New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act” (C.24:6I-1 et al.) to provide that a registered qualifying patient’s authorized use of medical marijuana is to be considered equivalent to using any other prescribed medication and not the use of an illicit substance that would otherwise disqualify a qualifying patient from needed medical care, including organ transplantation.