FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHO: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
WHAT: Lobby Day and Rally for Legalization Press Conference
WHERE: NJ State House Annex (at the outdoor fountain)
WHEN: Monday, June 10, 2019, 11:00 am
WHY: Marijuana legalization in 2019, home cultivation, expungement and diversity
The Coalition for Medical Marijuana–New Jersey (CMMNJ) will join the press conference scheduled by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws on June 10th starting at 11:00 am at the State House Annex in order to advocate for home cultivation for patients who are registered in the state’s Medicinal Marijuana Program.
Home Cultivation is needed for three reasons:
1) Cost – the cost of medical marijuana exceeds half the income of 50% of disability patients;
2) Consistent supply – many patients need specific strains for their conditions, but the dispensaries often drop production of the most effective strains; and,
3) Empowerment – allowing patients to grow their own medicine lets them take control of their disease.
Peter Rosenfeld, a Board member of CMMNJ, will demonstrate a simple home-grow tent. He said, “As New Jersey moves on to full legalization of marijuana, we want our legislators and Governor Murphy to consider the needs of our state’s medical marijuana patients.”
Ken Wolski RN, Executive Director of CMMNJ said, “Home cultivation empowers patients to take charge of their own healthcare, to grow their own medicine for pennies, and to choose the specific strains that best helps their medical conditions.”
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