Gov. Murphy signals support for expanded access to medical marijuana – and maybe even home delivery

Gov. Murphy on Tuesday signaled his support for expanding the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey — and even said he would consider allowing home deliveries.

The governor was also receptive to finding ways to offer edible cannabis products to patients and said he would consider increasing the amount of marijuana that can be purchased at one time.

Murphy signed an executive order directing state Department of Health and the Board of Medical Examiners to review New Jersey’s struggling eight-year-old medical marijuana program to improve access for patients. Recommendations are due within 60 days.

The state has just five medical marijuana dispensaries, forcing some patients to drive a distance to obtain the drug, and current regulations limit purchases to two ounces a month.

“We need to treat our residents with compassion,” Murphy said Tuesday. “We cannot turn a deaf ear to our veterans, the families

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