Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NJ Medical Marijuana Patient Advocacy Groups to hold monthly meetings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2010
CONTACT:
Peter Rosenfeld (856)495-5824 jprosenfeld@yahoo.com
Ken Wolski or Chris Goldstein
(609) 394-2137 media@cmmnj.org
Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey

NJ Medical Marijuana Patient Advocacy Groups to hold monthly meetings

On September 16, 2010, the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey (CMMNJ) is hosting the first monthly meeting of the Patient Advocacy Group (PAG) at the Collingswood Public Library in Collingswood, NJ. New Jersey medical marijuana patients, their caregivers and physicians are invited to attend.

Patients with conditions not specifically designated in the law are also welcome to attend.

The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act was signed into law in January 2010; full implementation is expected early in 2011. With this law, New Jersey joins 13 other states and the District of Columbia in recognizing the medical applications of marijuana.

Patients with specific qualifying conditions, whose physicians have formally recommended medical marijuana to them, will be certified by the state and allowed to purchase up to two ounces of medical marijuana per month from state-licensed Alternative Treatment Centers.

As part of CMMNJ's on-going educational program focused on NJ’s medical cannabis patient/caregiver/medical community, the PAG Council’s goal will be to facilitate networking and information sharing among patients/caregivers/medical providers on medical marijuana. This includes helping affected citizens organize to request coverage for additional medical conditions under the law.

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, provides education about the benefits of safe and legal access to medical marijuana and has been working for the legalization of medical marijuana since 2003.

Subsequent PAG meetings times and locations:
October 20: City Hall (Caucus Room), Jersey City, NJ – 7:00 pm
October 21: Wayne Public Library, Wayne, NJ - 7:00 pm
October 27: Collingswood Public Library, Collingswood, NJ – 7:00 pm
October 28: Ocean City Public Library, Ocean City, NJ – 6:45 pm

The Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey (CMMNJ) www.cmmnj.org
More about medical marijuana in New Jersey at www.cmmnj.org

Read the full text of NJ's medical marijuana law http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/

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