Menstrual cramps may get added to the list of approved conditions for medical marijuana in New Jersey and women can thank Whoopi and Maya.
Assemblyman Tim Eustace is introducing legislation on Friday that would add women’s conditions to the approved list of ailments for medical marijuana. “We will expand the the list to serve the population that needs it,” said the assemblyman. Eustace was inspired by the new products by Whoopi Goldberg and Maya Elisabeth that were created specifically for women to relieve female pain. “We have a lot of people leaving the state for treatment and hopefully this will change that,” said Eustace.
New Jersey has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the country. Governor Chris Christie has been very vocal that he’s against the program that was initiated under Governor Jon Corzine. It has only authorized 6,527 patients since the registry was opened in August 2012. Only 10 conditions are approved as a qualifying illness. Severe or chronic pain is one condition but only if it is the result of cancer or AIDS. Menstrual cramps wouldn’t be approved.