New Jersey may become the 14th state to legalize medical marijuana. The NY Post says that a bill slated for votes in the Senate and Assembly would allow patients with cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and other chronic illnesses to buy up to two ounces of marijuana a month. But the state will stay the only dealer since all pot will be gotten from official dispensaries. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, a co-sponsor of the bill, says New Jersey’s Compassionate Use Marijuana Act would be the nation’s strictest. Home growing and driving while high (apparently in California that's allowed!) would still be illegal, so for now there's no hope of Northfield becoming the next Mendocino.
Update: The New Jersey Assembly approved the measure to legalize medical marijuana. It's on to the State Senate now, and if it goes through Gov. Jon Corzine will sign it into law before leaving office next Tuesday, says the NY Times.