LOCATION: Jersey City, City Hall
TIME: 7:00PM ET
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) www.cmmnj.org
Read the full text of NJ's medical marijuana law http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/
The Coalition for Medical Marijuana of New Jersey