Fri, Feb 28 | New Jersey

NJ Petition Signing

Please sign and share for medical home grow in NJ!
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NJ Petition Signing

Time & Location

Feb 28, 2020, 5:20 AM – Jan 01, 2021, 4:20 AM
New Jersey, New Jersey, USA

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. 

Please sign and share this petition for medical home grow in NJ!

https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/let-patients-grow-nj

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