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 On Thursday, February 20, 2014, the new chair of the Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee invited CMMNJ to participate in a fact-finding meeting aimed at finding out what is STILL wrong with the CUMMA law and its implementation.  Asm. Reed Gusciora held the meeting to hear patient's and family member's testimony as to which improvements still need to be made to the law.  Among those who testified was the dispensaries' spokesman, Michael Weiser; Marianne Bays; attorney Anne Davis; CMMNJ Executive Director Ken Wolski; CMMNJ board member Peter Rosenfeld; patient Stephen Cuspilich; Stephanie Joynes-Pierce; written testimony by Jennie Stormes, mother of minor-child Jaxs, who has Dravet Syndrome; and a DOH spokesperson who read a prepared statement and left the room quickly after the reading was over.

Is there a name missing from that list?  There is.  Please watch the following video, where Paula Joana delivers her testimony.  Trust me when I say there wasn't a dry eye in the place.  Much credit to Mrs. Joana, who battled back her own tears and showed true courage to fight for other kids in the state in memory of her Sabina Rose.
 

Paula Joana's testimony before the Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee.