Now that New Jersey has had a medical marijuana program in place for nearly seven years, shouldn't the state change the decades-old classification of marijuana as one of the most dangerous and reviled drugs, one without any medicinal benefit?

That question was posed to a state appeals panel Tuesday on behalf of two plaintiffs - an inmate serving a life sentence for drug trafficking and a Maple Shade teenager who uses medical marijuana to control epileptic seizures.

After listening to the arguments, the three-judge panel in Trenton said it would release an opinion later.

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Jan Hefler ~ Philly.com ~

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