New Jersey Medical Marijuana Advocate to Rally in Trenton

Warren County advocate for medical marijuana plans to return today to the New Jersey State House in Trenton to call for changes to the state’s medical marijuana program.

Jennie Stormes, a registered nurse from Hope Township, has made public her son, Jackson‘s struggle with seizures as she pushes for access to marijuana for him. Edible products made with cannabis have eased his symptoms of Dravet syndrome, but the family has largely relied on getting the drug from California, where Jackson’s father lives.

New Jersey has only three dispensaries open out of six authorized: in Montclair, Egg Harbor Township and Woodbridge. Edibles approved for minors’ use in a bill signed last year by Gov. Chris Christie aren’t yet available, she told The Star-Ledger.

To call attention to what she sees as needed changes, Stormes organized a Jax’s Cannabis Journey rally for 11 a.m. at the State House. She was there a week ago, too, and vowed to stage a rally outside the Capitol every Thursday until the governor makes the program less burdensome and exclusionary, The Star-Ledger reports.

“Governor Christie continues to lie, stall and strategize to make the (New Jersey) program the least compassionate and most unaffordable program in America,” she said in a news release. “Our goal is to educate, advocate, and inform (New Jersey) citizens about cannabis and its potential to heal many diseases and disorders. Change is needed with the existing N.J. medical marijuana program.”

– Read the entire article at Lehigh Valley Live.