NJ begins signing up medical marijuana patients

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -August 9, 2012

Those signing up must be recommended by one of 150 doctors who are participating in the program. Marijuana is only available to patients with a handful of conditions, including glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and terminal cancer.

A registration card good for two years costs $200. Patients on public assistance programs will pay $20.

The state's first legal dispensary, Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair, is growing its first crop and expects to open sometime in September.

Patients can get information about registration online .

No patients have obtained legal cannabis since New Jersey's medical marijuana law was signed in January 2010.

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