New Jersey expanding its medical marijuana program

TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced an expansion of the state's medical marijuana program.

Murphy unveiled the expansion Tuesday. It came the same day that a panel the Democratic governor established published its recommendations.

Among the changes Murphy's making are the addition of five qualifying conditions: anxiety, migraines, Tourette's syndrome, chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders and chronic visceral pain.

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Medical marijuana dispensaries opened Saturday in Pa. Bob Brooks reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on February 17, 2018.

The patient fee will also be reduced from $200 to $100, with a $20 rate for veterans and seniors.

The announcement comes as Murphy pushes for legalized recreational marijuana in New Jersey.

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6abc's Wendy Saltzman tours a medical marijuana grow facility, as seen on Action News at 11 p.m., October 16, 2017

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