A key state senator says he now supports the idea of having the state's supply of medical marijuana initially grown by Rutgers University.
A NorthJersey.com report says that Democrat Nicholas Scutari is now working with the administration of Gov. Chris Christie to modify a law to put the system in place.
In January, lawmakers approved making New Jersey the 14th state to allow medical marijuana.
Under the law, nonprofit alternative treatment centers would grow and distribute the pot in limited quantities to registered patients who have specific conditions such as glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and AIDS.
Scutari initially had reservations about the plan to have Rutgers grow the medicinal pot and the state's teaching hospitals distribute it to qualified patients.