Murphy says N.J. medical marijuana program added 25K patients

New Jersey’s medical marijuana program has seen a 150 percent increase in the number of patients participating since Gov. Phil Murphy took office, the Democrat said Thursday.

The program has added 25,500 patients since January 2018 and now has more than 42,500 patients participating. More than two dozen states allow the medical use of marijuana.

“I am proud that New Jersey now has a medical marijuana program that is compassionate and is meeting the needs of more and more patients,” Murphy said in a statement.

The news comes just after Murphy and Democratic legislative leaders announced an agreement on legislation to legalize more at


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