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DOH needs to hear your complaints

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 Are you a legal, medical marijuana patient in the state of NJ?  Have you experienced problems with the process?  The identification card?  The product from the dispensary?  Do you have some concern about the program that need the attention of the Department of Health?  You NEED to call them: 609-292-0424

educating law enforcement

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 What is the state of affairs with regards to the medical cannabis laws in the state of NJ, you ask?

The governor has made the statement, speaking over the crowd of teachers, "You people... just do your jobs!"  And, here we are, doing the job of educating the police about the law.  In a recent video, our own Lefty Grimes has shown that even the municipal cops in Trenton... a few hundred feet from the statehouse... are unaware of the law.  The sargeant stated, "This is all new to me."

This is a copy of what Lefty and Charles dropped on the Trenton PD in the following video.

Of course, we had a very good turnout for the Faces of Cannabis & LoveNugget Foundation press conference on February 27th, 2014, both by the media and patients and their representatives. See the video here. We would like to thank the various news organizations that support us by reporting on our events.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014 09:43

change.org petition

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 Thanks to Jim Miller for the following text.  I could not have said it any better.  Please take a moment to sign the Change.org petition.

It bothers me greatly that a 15 month NJ child with epilepsy died because of purposeful hurdles placed in medical marijuana patients' way. It bothers me enough to ask my friends to sign this petition. The day after Sabina died, Governor Christie said that advocates of a bill that could have helped her were nothing more than people who wish to make marijuana legal (subtext here, perhaps, is "stoners" - although that is not what he said - you can draw your own inference). I can't tolerate Governor Christie's insult towards the parents of children in NJ who cannabis could help. This should not go unanswered. Out of state signatures are especially important considering Christie's national ambitions.

http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-chris-christie-allow-minors-access-to-compassionate-care

Debunking the myths

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Very interesting bit from Terry Stern, a member of the Friends of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana, NJ.  I like it so much I may ask him to write a weekly piece.

CHRISTIE MYTHS and how to answer them

Christie Myth: Marijuana is a gateway, therefore medical marijuana will lead to dangerously increased hard drug use.

In a study commissioned by The White House, the Institute of Medicine shaved this shaggy dog naked years ago. Those who make such claims are confusing cause with correlation. People who use harder drugs often also used marijuana first. But they also often used alcohol, tobacco, hand soap and underwear before hard drugs as well, none of which are blamed for their harder drug use. The Institute of Medicine concluded that marijuana didn’t even make the list of top causes for hard drug use. This claim is stamped “fraud”.

Christie Myth: Marijuana smoke is deadlier than tobacco smoke. Any potential benefit is offset by its carcinogenic qualities.

Dr. Donald Tashkin, a leading pulmonologist, found that even regular and heavy smoking of marijuana does not lead to lung cancer. In fact, daily cannabis users not only showed a huge reduction of risk compared with tobacco smokers, they showed a slightly reduced risk of contracting lung cancer compared with total non-smokers. It seems counterintuitive, yet it is the case. And cannabis does not need to be inhaled as smoke in any event. This claim is stamped “fraud”.

Christie Myth: Allowing the medical use of marijuana will send the wrong message to children and lead to more teens using the drug.

Of 13 medical marijuana states which have before-and-after data, some show increased use, some show decreased among teens. Teens also decreased and increased usage In states with no data or no programs. The conclusion of the study by the University of Wisconsin is that there is no correlation between medical marijuana programs and teen marijuana use. This claim is stamped “fraud”.

Christie Myth: Supporting medical marijuana is politically risky.

Across the country, public support for medical marijuana is strong and steadily rising. It cuts across demographic and party lines. More than 78% of Americans support medical cannabis. New Jersey’s figure is 85%. It would, rather, seem politically risky to stand against medical marijuana. This claim is stamped “desperate”.

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Information and Organizations

  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Marijuana for migraine?
  • NJ Enod of Life Choices arch Newsletter
  • Coalition for Medical Marijuana
  • Organizations Supporting Theraputic Cannabis
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency List of Controlled Subsatnces
    (Simply moing marijuana from Schedule 1 to Schedule2 - from total bat to prescription-only would solve the medical marijuana problem nationwide.)

Patients in the Crossfire - pdf

  • Jim burton
  • Cheryl Miller
  • Montel Williams

Advocates for Medical Marijuana - microsoft word files

  • Lyn Nofziger
  • Montel Williams
  • Ricky Williams

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 April 2011 15:40

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