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Discussion in 'Marijuana Legalization' started by NolaN24, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. New Jersey Legislative Hearing on Medical Marijuana Scheduled


    WHO: The Health and Senior Services Committee of the New Jersey State Assembly
    WHAT: Will consider the "New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act” (A804)
    WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
    WHERE: Committee Room #16 in the New Jersey State House Annex


    The Healthand Senior Services Committee of the New Jersey State Assemblywill conduct a hearing on “The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act” A804, on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room # 16 in the State House Annex. The Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey, Inc., (CMMNJ) has supported this bill since it was originally introduced in January 2005. The assembly health committee held an informational hearing on the bill in May 2008, but the upcoming hearing will be the committee's first opportunity to vote on the issue. “We hope that the bill will pass out of committee with a recommendation for a favorable vote by the entire Assembly,” said Ken Wolski, RN, Executive Director of CMMNJ.


    The New Jersey Senate approved the bill in February 2009 and Governor Jon Corzine has promised to sign the bill when it gets to his desk. Attorney General Anne Milgram has said that the bill is “workable,” and every major newspaper in New Jersey has editorially endorsed this bill. Americans approve of medical marijuana by an overwhelming margin, according to all polls. Nurse Wolski calls marijuana a safe, effective and inexpensive therapeutic agent and is convinced that marijuana will be legal for patients to use throughout the country, eventually. “Yet every day,” he said, “I hear of another seriously ill New Jersey patient who is suffering needlessly without it, or who has been arrested for using medical marijuana. This is not only inhumane; it is a terrible waste of state resources.”


    Many professional healthcare organizationshave endorsed medical marijuana including the New Jersey State Nurses Association, the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the New Jersey League for Nursing, and the New Jersey Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. However, marijuana is not available in pharmacies yet, so New Jersey patients or their caregivers would have to grow their own marijuana, as patients are allowed to do in the 13 other states that approve its use. The senate version of the bill provided for the establishment of collective gardens in the form of Alternative Treatment Centers. If approved, New Jersey would be the 14th state in the U.S. to pass legislation protecting patients who use marijuana with a doctor's recommendation.


    For more info, contact:
    Ken Wolski, RN, MPA, Executive Director
    Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey, Inc.
    844 Spruce St., Trenton, NJ 08648
    609.394.2137 www.cmmnj.org ohamkrw@aol.com
     
  2. Great news! It seems that everyone in NJ supports it. If it fails then it will be a very sad and disgusting day in NJ history.
     
  3. lol hell yea idk anyone who's against it except some stuborn ass politicians but corazine said he would sign it when it got to his desk so im sooooped
     
  4. With as much support from medical organizations and the governor willing to sign it as soon as it hits his desk, this should pass smoothly. We can only hope..
     
  5. Hopefully it goes though.

    Also, dude terrible headline, MMJ and legalize two entirely different things.
     
  6. i think this is going to be the way the usa legalizes weed for medical use only i really hope so theres also alot of debate with in the medical comunity in england! fingers crossed:smoking:
     
  7. I cant wait, if they legalize it, im bringing my bowl to a police station and smoking!

    ^original statement I put before reading because I was excited, new statement because its mmj is as follows:

    I'm not gonna neg rep you like some people, but FCUK! THE TITLE! it misled me so many ways.
     
  8. sorry but i got to jumpy when i saw the article n new i had to put it up lol
     
  9. This is an EXTREMELY restrictive law (you really need to be nearly dying to get MMJ), but it's a start, definitely!

    As I said in the other thread about NJ legalization, if you are from NJ,

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE write to your assemblyman and tell them you want them to support this bill, you will get the voting record, and will vote against them if they vote against this (or something nice, whatever :p )

    Follow the link, it will address it to your Assembly persons based on your address, you don't need to know them.

    Contact Officials - NORML
     


  10. oo yea i no, but then comes the doctors like those in cali just givin them out, then it'll get decriminalized ..............

    so WE GOOD ! o an plus better bud !
     
  11. Lots of politicians say these things, simply to get support and because they think teh bill will never get that far, it happened in California, the most liberal state for cannabis. Sorry to sound so synical, but it can be true, not saying it is all the time.
    Also my dad used to live over by toms river, in barnegat, he moved to a house in monmouth county now, i hope he supports this
     
  12. Oh shit, its the 4th! What happened?
     
  13. Dude, :smoking: It's the 3rd. :)

    It's just a hearing as far as I know, they may not vote on it Thursday.
     
  14. Oh shit, sorry my computer said the 4th, but now i see my phone says the 3rd ahahah
     
  15. now it really is the 4th though, and the time that they were supposed to discuss this has already passed. anyone heard anything?
     
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  17. i had a uncle that was a chronic alcoholic for years,once i got him to smoke a joint,he quit drinking, at once. i know and have heard of many people being hit head on by a drunk driver,usally resulting in the innocentbeing killed or crippled,but in the 53 years that i have been on earth,i never knew or heard of one person smoking a joint and crossing the centerline,but please,dont let the liquor lobbyist hear about this.;)
     
  18. Agreed...I've had a hopeful eye on this for a while. But it's going to be a long ass time before you see it prescribed for headaches like in Cali, if ever. I wonder about Chron's disease/IBS though, and things like that. Time will tell..

    Still fucking awesome though :smoking:
     
  19. On the up side of that drop, nj will have much better weed, because most of the peopel that grow for dispensaries will sell it cheaper on the street, like in most other mmj states. All this weight will be spreadt through the tri state area(hopefully) lol
     
  20. yeah thats true...hopefully now i wont have to drive so far to get some good bud
     

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