Do you think medical marijuana should be legal in your state? Yesterday, New Jersey legalized marijuana strictly to help patients with severe chronic illnesses including cancer, AIDS, Lou Gehrig's disease, and multiple sclerosis. It is now the 14th state in the nation to make pot legal.
What's your reaction to this news?
The legalization of marijuana is often a hot topic here on CafeMom. Many moms argue that medical marijuana is the only way that many patients can get any relief, and, therefore, it should be legal.
But other moms worry that decriminalizing marijuana will make it more readily available and will lead to an increased drug use, particularly among teenagers.
According to legislators, New Jersey's legalization law is the most restrictive in the nation: It permits doctors to prescribe it for ONLY a set list of serious, chronic illnesses; it forbids patients from growing their own marijuana and from using it in public; and it limits patients to two ounces per month.
Do you think medical marijuana should be legal? Have you ever been prescribed medical marijuana and what was your experience with it?