NEW YORK: New York’s medicinal marijuana program is designed to fail unless the regulations are changed.
In a rush to get medicinal marijuana legalized, the legislation’s supporters agreed to just about anything so long as the bill would pass. Now as the first round of regulation language is scrutinized, it’s becoming clear that this program is planned to be a money losing proposition – much like New Jersey’s program.
New Jersey’s strict limits on patient population that have resulted in one real dispensary for the entire state.
The Garden State Dispensary stated that when it opened it needed at least 3,000 patients to break even financially and currently, there are only 2342 patients registered in the state. Evan Nison of the New York Cannabis Alliance and NJ NORML said “I would characterize the situation in New Jersey as a failure,”