Imagine the Changes
Ever wonder if voting one politician out of office and replacing them with a forward progressive thinking individual could genuinely benefit people? If so and you have had your doubts, you need to check out the information below coming out of New Jersey, a state that has been plagued by a narrow thinking, misinformed, and close-minded Governor by the name of Chris Christie for years. Christie was even voted the most unpopular governor according to this report.
In November however, voters in the state decided it was time for a change and voted former Governor Chris Christie out of office replacing him with Governor Phil Murphy. Sticking true to his word, upon taking his new position Gov. Murphy ordered an immediate review of the state’s current medical cannabis program. This is a program which has been described as being “a program designed to keep people out of it” and “a program that’s not meeting the needs of the patients.” by Ken Wolski, CEO of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey.
The review ordered by Governor Murphy leads many to believe that there are significant changes coming in the near future for the medical cannabis program in the state of New Jersey. The Governor has already expressed his concern that the program was too restrictive calling it “constrained” and could be benefiting many other citizens of the state. He also understands that for patients who make their own cannabis oil and edibles for medicating cannot make enough medicine to sustain themselves for an entire month with only having access to 2 ounces of cannabis every 30 days.
Advocates and patients in the state would love to see the program extended to include more qualifying conditions, a larger monthly limit of cannabis, and the addition of other products aside from just cannabis flower in state licensed and regulated medical cannabis dispensaries. With any hope, this recent review and the recommendations that come from it will broaden the reach and positive effect that the medical cannabis program in the state has to offer.
Other changes that are quite likely and much needed are the addition of home delivery services for those patients whom are not able to make regular trips to and from the dispensary, an increase in the number of allowed dispensaries and lowering the cost that it takes to become and remain a compliant medical cannabis patient in the state.
These are some incredible changes that will not only benefit thousands of medical cannabis patients in the state of New Jersey but also the local economy which affects every resident of the state. These are the types of changes that can be seen by replacing just one close-minded state representative. Imagine the changes that could be seen if we all paid attention to the agendas of those we are voting for to represent us. Imagine the changes that could be seen if we replaced all of the close-minded representatives currently in position throughout our justice system who are not representing their constituents. Imagine what the world could be.