NJ legal weed: Activists call for home grow law on 3-year anniversary – Asbury Park Press

TRENTON – Three years after marijuana became legal in New Jersey, activists have made their position clear: The work isn’t done — not by a long shot.

Dozens of cannabis consumers, entrepreneurs and medical marijuana patients gathered on the lawn of the New Jersey Statehouse on Thursday morning, chanting for legislators to “free the weed, free the people” and finally pass a law allowing people — especially patients — to grow cannabis at home.

“Replacing 100,000 arrests with 100 dispensaries is definitely worth celebrating, but a lot of us are hesitant to celebrate when patients and legacy providers are still caught in the crossfire of prohibition,” said Andrea Raible, who said she uses medical marijuana to treat her epilepsy and brain damage, but can’t find the appropriate strains at licensed dispensaries.