Monday, January 8, 2018

The Coalition of Medical Marijuana, New Jersey (CMMNJ)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Coalition of Medical Marijuana, New Jersey (CMMNJ)
Contact:
Peter Rosenfeld (856) 495-5824 or jprosenfeld@yahoo.com
New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patients To Governor-elect
Murphy: We Need Home Cultivation
Trenton:

Registered medical marijuana patients in New Jersey will gather in front of the State House Building Annex on January 9th from 10:30 AM to 1 PM to call on New Jersey legislators and Governor-elect Phil Murphy to allow home cultivation of cannabis.
Peter Rosenfeld, a board member of the Coalition of Medical Marijuana
New Jersey (CMMNJ), pointed out that caregivers and patients were expecting home gardens until the provision was removed in 2009 from the Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act. Almost a decade later, and the promises of a robust medical marijuana program have been broken.
“Home Cultivation is STILL needed for three reasons, Mr. Rosenfeld said:
1) Cost - the cost of medical marijuana exceeds half the income of the 50% of patients who are on disability
2) Consistent supply - many patients need specific strains for their conditions, but the dispensaries often stop providing them for cost and other reasons. Supply, in general, has been an issue.
3) Empowerment - allowing those patients who can to grow their own medicine lets them take control of their disease.
The recreational marijuana bill that Senator Scutari may be introducing today will make the specific strain supply issue much worst, to the detriment of patients. Home cultivation is one way of alleviating this issue."
Ken Wolski RN, Executive Director of CMMNJ, who will be speaking
at the press briefing said, “Home cultivation empowers patients to take charge of their own healthcare, to grow their own medicine for pennies and to choose the specific strains that best helps their medical conditions.”
Rosenfeld added, “As New Jersey moves on to full legalization of
marijuana we want legislators and Governor-elect Murphy to consider the needs of our state's medical marijuana patients.”
CMMNJ also extends an open invitation to Governor-elect Murphy to attend our January 9th meeting in Lawrenceville.
Contact:
Peter Rosenfeld
(856)495-5824 or jprosenfeld@yahoo.com

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