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CMMNJ Partners with DPA for Drug Policy Reform Conference in DC

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 The Coalition for Medical Marijuana - NJ is excited to partner with the Drug Policy Alliance for the International Drug Reform Conference taking place this November in Washington, D.C. The Reform conference brings together allies and activists who believe the war on drugs does "more harm than good." The biennial event will take place November 18th through 21st with excellent speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities for drug policy reformers from around the world.

More details about the conference can be found at their website: http://www.reformconference.org/

CMMNJ Statement -- Don't Repeat Mistakes. Fix CUMMA Now.

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  CMMNJ is encouraged by Sen. Nick Scutari's bold introduction of a bill for full legalization of cannabis for adult use in New Jersey. We also recognize the efforts of Asm. Reed Gusciora and Asm Michael Patrick Carroll with their bills to reform New Jersey's laws regarding adult social use of cannabis. CMMNJ supports legalization to help anyone who can benefit from cannabis to get safe, affordable access and to reduce the harms associated with prosecution and incarceration due to outdated drug laws. However, we believe the current bill does not go far enough to correct the wrongs of cannabis prohibition.  It does not go far enough to ensure safe, legal, affordable access to all who can benefit from cannabis therapy.  It does not go far enough to ensure full participation in the cannabis industry by the people most harmed by unfair drug laws. 

 
    In our near decade of trying to expand and improve our compassionate use program under CUMMA, we have encountered many obstacles that cause needless suffering for patients and caregivers.  We understand, for example, that removing home cultivation was a necessary step in order to get Governor Corzine to sign the bill into law.  Let’s just say we have learned from those “missteps”, and we, CMMNJ, are not in the habit of being duped twice.  We hope these same missteps will not be repeated under a legalization framework.  In fact, we believe some of these problems can be corrected immediately by amending the current law:
 
·       Eliminate the 7% tax on medical marijuana;
 
·       Restore home cultivation that was called for in the original legislation (S119/A804) and approved by the New Jersey Senate in 2009; and,
 
·       Reschedule marijuana to a more appropriate schedule that acknowledges marijuana’s accepted medical uses in the United States, its safety profile, and its low addiction potential.
 
      These changes to correct errors in the current law can be enacted immediately.  These changes should also be carried forward into any plans for legalization to ensure fair and equitable access for all. Efforts to legalize cannabis in New Jersey must keep patients and caregivers in mind.  Patients, especially pediatric patients and their caregivers, already face significant burdens to access and afford cannabis. Many who could benefit from cannabis are cruelly excluded due to the bureaucratic limitations that allow only certain conditions to "qualify" and impose additional costs on patients already struggling with affording their medical bills. Legalization holds promise to improve our medical program if implemented responsibly and compassionately.

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 T-shirts are available in S, M, L, 2XL for $15.

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Use PayPal or send a check or money order made out to “CMMNJ” to the Coalition Headquarters:
The Coalition for Medical Marijuana
219 Woodside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618

If you use Paypal, please note in the "Purpose" box that it's for a t-shirt and indicate size.
ex: t-shirt XL

CMMNJ TV

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 Some of you may be aware that CMMNJ has availed themselves of the studio facilities at Princeton Community TV, to produce informational programming to educate and enlighten.  We started this project several months ago.  A stipulation in the rules from Princeton TV is that we have six episodes ready for them to start airing.  We have been sharing these videos as our own Lefty Grimes completes the editing process... but, I am happy to announce that we have six and Princeton has started airing them on their public access cable channel.  Don't know where to find PrincetonTV?  No worry.  Here they are:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Understand, some of the images in the videos are quite graphic (children with epilepsy having seizures), but we are very proud of our efforts to educate.  

If you have an idea for a future episode, please send detailed information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Get Involved

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 Get Involved!

- MONTHLY MEETINGS are open to the public and held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00PM at the Lawrence Township Public Library.
- CMMNJ needs citizens who can directly benefit from the proposed program to contact legislators -  contact Ken ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
- CMMNJ needs volunteers to book events and man tables contact Ken ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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