Bill Caruso, an attorney and New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform steering committee member, said he’s “very confident” medical marijuana patients will soon gain approval to grow perhaps up to six plants at home for their own use.
“The ability to allow patients the function of achieving the relief they need through some limited medical home grow isn’t really scary any more to a lot of people,” Caruso said.
David Nathan, founder and board president of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, said home-grown marijuana should be allowed for patients who need a specific strain or people who can’t afford the prices charged at dispensaries.
“They should be allowed to do that, just as people are allowed to brew their own alcohol. It’s not going to make a big change in the cannabis industry, and it’s not going to create greater health issues,” Nathan said.
Nathan said his next personal effort related to marijuana legalization will be on proper labeling of cannabis products so it’s easy to follow and understand a product’s THC content and serving size.