Sunday, June 27, 2010

Supporters - Final vote on medical cannabis delay Monday 6/28

NJ patients and supporters of immediate implementation of the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act are invited to witness the voting on the amendment to delay implementation of this act on Monday, 6-28-10 at the State House in Trenton, NJ.

It is not known exactly when the vote will take place. Supporters are invited to come to CMMNJ headquarters (address below) anytime after 12:00 noon on Monday to await the vote, only five minutes from the State House. Patients and advocates will hold a press conference for the media after the vote.

It's not too late to tell your legislator to vote "no" on the delay. Use this form:

Please consider making a donation to CMMNJ and helping with our work, we are the only tax-exempt 501c3 non-profit focused on medical marijuana education in New Jersey.

Ken Wolski, RN, MPA
Executive Director
Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey, Inc.

1 comment:


    New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, Section 7:

    "[A]llows both for-profit and nonprofit ATCs, but require that the first two ATCs in each of the three regions of the State be nonprofit, and direct DHSS to seek to ensure 'a sufficient number' of ATCs throughout the State 'pursuant to need'..."

    The bill does include language to allow “for-profit” dispensaries. The ‘pursuant to need’ language opens the door for future “for-profit” ATCs.

    So if you are a company for-profit or nonprofit the best advice is to start getting all of your ducks in a row now. Perhaps a good bet would be to make a call to the New Mexico Health Department and acquire one of its applications and supplemental paperwork. It seems that New Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Law is most parallel to New Jersey’s and might be administered similarly. Having all of this information in line will have your company ready to submit, aside from a few additional things that New Jersey may require, as soon as the DHSS starts taking applications. For more detailed information see my blawg.