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Stender Bill Easing Access to Medical Marijuana for In-State & Out-of-State Patients Advanced by Assembly Panel
Legislation Would Create Reciprocity with Other States' ProgramsLegislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Stender to ease access to medical marijuana for licensed in-state and out-of-state patients suffering from debilitating health conditions was advanced by an Assembly panel on Thursday.
"Our medical marijuana program is not functioning the way it should be and approved participants have not been able to get the medicine they need," said Stender (D-Middlesex/Somerset/ Union). "In no way will this bill expand any of the requirements for participation. Instead, it will allow people who have been approved into the program within the existing limitations to access the strains that they need in the event of a lack of availability within our own program."
Stender: Monday's Hearing Made It Clear that the GWB Lane Closures Were Politically MotivatedAssembly Transportation Committee Vice-Chair Linda Stender issued the following statement Monday after the committee's lengthy hearing with officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey over the questionable closure of access to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee that snarled traffic for nearly a week in September:
"It's clear from today's hearing that the actions of Bill Baroni and David Wildstein were done separate and apart from the rest of the Port Authority. Their actions were highly unorthodox and those who were forced to enact these directives questioned the wisdom of these decisions but refrained from speaking up out of fear for their job security..."