Yet, 10/1/2010 is not a deadline. Technically the state has a 30-day window in which to act.
For some, the delay was already too much. Vietnam Veteran Robert “Bob” Van Sant Jr. of Jackson, NJ passed away in August from cancer. Both the disease and the attempted treatments racked his body.
Bob Van Sant’s friend Anne Davis of NORML-NJ visited him frequently in the final days of his Hospice Care. Bob died wishing he had legal access to medical marijuana; he would not break the law.
Ken Wolski RN, executive director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey (CMMNJ) hears more of these stories.
“All too frequently relatives of terminally ill cancer patients call me on the phone. They describe the awful sufferings their loved ones are going through and they ask me when marijuana will be legally available for them. I have to tell them it won't be, not for months yet. Invariably, there is a long silence on the other end of the line.”READ FULL ARTICLE