The New Jersey Department of Health currently holds strict guidelines for which conditions make a patient eligible for its Medical Marijuana program. Not only does the program leave out many less common, and in some cases more serious and debilitating illness', it does not give patients any recourse in getting their condition approved. The program currently states that it will not accept any petitions to approve additional conditions until it has made two ANUAL reports. These two years, for many, are wasted in pain and discomfort and will even force reluctant patients to participate in illegal drug deals. New Jersey's current Medical Marijuana Program is a joke. It is not benefiting nearly enough patients as it could and rightfully should.