NJ Petition Signing
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About the Event
In the original Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA), New Jersey registered medicinal marijuana patients were to be allowed possession of six mature medicinal cannabis plants, but these provisions were unceremoniously removed by Assemblyman Herb Conaway, MD in his capacity as Chairman of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.
Because of this uncompassionate move, the medical cannabis program was greatly hampered and patients had no legal access to this medicine for years.
Ten years since CUMMA was enacted, there is still a major lack in affordable access, with ongoing shortages of legal medicinal cannabis and delays in licensing of the state's alternative treatment centers, while many patients also have issues with the quality of alternative treatment center products.
Registered patients and their caregivers need to be allowed to grow their own medicine legally. It is affordable healthcare and a truly equitable provision that every legislator can and should get behind.
So we created this petition is to urge Senator Nicholas Scutari and Assemblyman Herb Conaway, MD to introduce stand-alone bills to allow medical cannabis patients registered in the state to possess six cannabis plants. The same provisions that Assemblyman Conaway, MD unceremoniously took out of the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA) in 2009, in his capacity as Chairman of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee. We would like it to be called Jeff's Law in honor of medical cannabis patient, advocate, and activist, Jeff Oakes, who has been battling for medicinal cannabis access while battling stage 4 cancer.
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