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New Jersey lawmakers pass medical marijuana bill

New York Times, January 12, 2010

The New Jersey Legislature has approved a measure that would make the state the 14th in the nation to legalize the use of marijuana to help patients with chronic illnesses. The measure would allow patients diagnosed with severe illnesses to have access to marijuana grown and distributed through state-monitored dispensaries, and was passed by the General Assembly and State Senate on the final day of the legislative session. Gov. Jon S. Corzine has said he would sign it into law before leaving office on January 19.