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Join us for: CMMNJ/Cheryl Miller Medical Marijuana Demonstration June 7, 2013
The Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey has acquired three permits to gather in Trenton between the hours of 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM on June 7th (Friday), the 10th anniversary of the death of NJ Medical Marijuana Patient/Activist Cheryl Miller, wife of CMMNJ co-founder Jim Miller.
To begin; four categories of medical marijuana patients will gather in front of the Statehouse (125 W State St., Trenton, NJ 08608) at 11:00 AM to witness the 12:00 press conference being held on the Statehouse steps on their behalf.
New Jersey medical marijuana patients who are already receiving cannabis legally, those who are registered in the program but not yet able to access their medicine, those who have a qualifying condition but are not able to register, and those have a non-qualifying condition because of the narrow list allowable under current state law, will be represented.
Meghan Wilson, whose two year old daughter Vivian is a registered medical marijuana patient (http://www.nj.com/
After a brief memorial remembrance of Cheryl Lee Miller on the tenth anniversary of her passing, NJ medical marijuana patients will honor her by following the example that Cheryl set while she paved the way for legal access to their medicine twenty years ago.
Having been ignored by the Dept. of Health every step of the way during the regulatory process, patients will then have the opportunity to refuse to be ignored any longer as they hand deliver their letters of concern and objection to Health Dept. officials who will be waiting to accept them inside. They will also be able to individually have their say outside to the group as a whole, and have time to interact with any media outlets in attendance.
There will be water, cold beverages, snacks, and assorted fruit available at the Dept.of Health, courtesy of MS patient/medical marijuana activist Chuck Kwiatkowski, who will also be able to assist any patients arriving at the Dept.of Health before the "marchers" arrive.
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Patients will be heard, and we will continue to expand this program to accurately reflect our needs. Join us.
The “New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act" became law in January 2010. It went into effect on October 1, 2010.
For a copy of the law, see: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/PL09/307_.PDF
The law removes the state-wide penalties for the possession and use of up to two ounces of marijuana a month when a New Jersey licensed physician recommends it for a patient with one of the qualifying medical conditions. Qualifying medical conditions include cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, etc.
The physician must have an on-going responsibility for the patient’s condition. Patients may be issued ID cards in the program run by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH). Patients may designate a caregiver to assist them with obtaining and using the marijuana.
The caregiver must also register with DOH and must undergo a criminal background check. The marijuana will be obtained from Alternative Treatment Centers were to be set up in the north, central and southern parts of the state. The ATCs will be tightly regulated by the NJ DOH and the Department of Law and Public Safety. New Jersey and Delaware are unique among the 18 medical marijuana states in that they prohibit home cultivation of medical marijuana.
Wasting precious time for medicinal marijuana program