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Stender to Join with Parent Advocates to Rally for Changes to NJ’s Medical Marijuana Program to Help Suffering

Assemblywoman Linda Stender will join with parent advocates on Thursday to push for changes to New Jersey’s medical marijuana law to accommodate the needs of suffering children that the law currently neglects.

The press conference will take place on Thursday, February 27, at 11 a.m. in room 109 on the first floor of the Statehouse in Trenton.

Stender will be joined by Jennie Storms, Phil and Paula Joana and Tina DeSilvio, all parents who have been advocating for relief on behalf of their children.

Among the concerns Stender and the parents have is the lack of access to various forms of medical marijuana, particularly edible forms which is a primary concern for child patients who would otherwise be subjected to smoke inhalation to obtain relief. This is something that would be eased under legislation (A-1374) Stender is sponsoring that would allow patients in New Jersey’s medical marijuana program to legally obtain forms of marijuana not sold in New Jersey from other states with licensed medical marijuana programs.

Stender is also expected to be joined by a number of her Assembly co-sponsors on the bill tomorrow.