Governor Phil Murphy is expanding New Jersey's medical marijuana program, saying it will be compassionate, progressive and meet the needs of patients. Effective immediately, Murphy says patients with anxiety, migraines, Tourette's syndrome and chronic musculoskeletal and visceral pain will be eligible for medical marijuana. The patient registration fee will be cut from $200 to $100 and dispensaries will be allowed to add satellite locations.
Additionally, the names of doctors willing to prescribe medical marijuana will no longer appear on a mandatory registry. The governor says the days of making residents "jump through hoops" to get medical marijuana are coming to an end.