New Jersey’s Department of Health and Senior Services finally got around to drafting rules for the state’s medical weed program and as the MPP accurately notes, they are the “nation’s strictest.” At least they’ll be a good case study for what other states shouldn’t do.

The good news: Although it should be sooner, in the summer of 2011, residents suffering from one of nine excruciatingly painful medical conditions will be able to legally obtain medical weed.

The bad news: Only two growers and four dispensaries will be available to patients statewide.

Not so bad news: The potency of THC will be limited to 10%, which is just about equal to the nation’s average in 2008 and much better than the crap people were smoking in 1983 when it only contained a measly 4%.