Interview with New Jersey Activist about Medical Marijuana Law passed in 2010
The medical marijuana law passed in January 2010 in New Jersey; The New Jersey Compassionate Medical Marijuana Use Act was touted by legislatures as ‘the most restrictive’ medical marijuana law in the country. Now over a year and a half later the evidence of that is obvious, as New Jersey still does not have access to medical marijuana, and under the law there are no provisions for growing cannabis for personal use. The 6 designated state facilities for dispensing cannabis have not been established, and recently the NJ governor said that this law would be put on hold.
“The federal government is saying medical marijuana is against the law,” Christie said in an appearance on the “On the Line” call-in show, which was televised tonight on New Jersey Network and streamed live on NJ.com. “Until I get that assurance, I cannot ask people to do things that they might get prosecuted by federal prosecutors.”
See an article that featured words by AJ Ballinger from a meeting on this subject in Treton. Page 4 of the Daily Targum:
What AJ says in this meeting is true all over the country in regard to this topic:
A.J. Ballinger, an unemployed veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, expressed his disapproval of the proposed regulations.
“I am done,” Ballinger said. “I cannot sit here and wait for you guys to figure out the most lucrative system to be put in place when you’re talking about my mental health, my family name.”
I feel AJ’s pain, and I was proud to interview this Marine vet who needs access to safe and effective medicine.
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We look forward to having AJ on the show again for a good news update in New Jersey. Please write your representatives in New Jersey in favor of medical marijuana and let them know this is important to the voters and important to the health of patients.
We’d like to thank our vets for there service! If a man/woman can die for his/her country, surely they should be allowed to get high in their country. What good is liberty without the right to choose what you put in your own body in the privacy of your own home without feat of arrest, raids, or asset forfeiture?!