Chronic Pain Considered for Medical Marijuana Use in New Jersey

Chronic pain may be added to the list of ailments that qualify for medical marijuana in New Jersey, according to the chairman of an advisory health department panel that took emotional testimony from patients on Wednesday in a crowded meeting room at the War Memorial building in Trenton.

The panel will decide in the coming months whether to recommend the health commissioner expand the list, which currently has about a dozen ailments, including terminal cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. 

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