Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NJ Medical Marijuana Patient Advisory Group at Jersey City Hall

EVENT: Patient meeting
LOCATION: Jersey City, City Hall

NJ Medical Marijuana Patient Advisory Group at Jersey City Hall

On October 20, 2010 the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey (CMMNJ) is hosting a meeting of the Patient Advisory Group (PAG) in Jersey City.

New Jersey residents who are potentially qualifying 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. After a 90-day delay was approved this summer the state is attempting to fully implement the program in January 2011.

This week legislators began challenging the draft regulations issued by the Department of Health and Senior Services. The proposed rules for the program are viewed as overly restrictive and outside of the intent of the law.

As part of CMMNJ's on-going educational program focused on NJ’s medical cannabis patient/caregiver/medical community, the PAG goal is to facilitate networking and information sharing among these stakeholders in medical marijuana.

This includes helping affected citizens organize to request coverage for additional medical conditions under the law.

Tonight’s meeting will offer a general overview of the law and ask for patient perspectives on the new program.

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

The Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey (CMMNJ)

Read the full text of NJ's medical marijuana law

The Coalition for Medical Marijuana of New Jersey
(609) 394-2137


  1. I am eating dinner now, dropping girls off at softball and will be at the location of this event by 6:30 PM. This is only made possible to my 3 times daily regiment of medical marijuana. I have waited way to many years, living with MS and living in fear of the law. Look for me tonight I am a member of CMMNJ and will be wearing a CMMNJ T-SHIRT (white/green letters)


    Charles Kwiatkowski
    MS Patient 14 years
    Medical Marijuana Advocate 6 of those 14 years.

    Hazlet, NJ 07730

  2. Joe s ms patient for 8 years and a member for 3 years .. Let's make this program work... Time to put the gov in his place and show him we the people still have power in this country .. You don't need to be a gov to flex your muscle ..

  3. If the partisan politicos, such as our Governor, had family suffering for years with an illness which MMJ could help I doubt they'd stall as they have.

    No one seems to see the next roadblock for patients. Have you had a discussion with your Physician about their agreement to participate?
    If they feel unqualified or otherwise decline to prescribe, patients will have another year to wait once they have found a knowledgeable Doctor.

    I appreciate the desire to limit "Doctor-shopping", but the presumption that lawyers and politicians can manage health care better than a board-certified physician is much more egregious.