Dear Editor,

The Coalition for Medical Marijuana - New Jersey Inc (CMMNJ), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2003 to support medical marijuana in New Jersey has filed a petition with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, requesting changes to the Medical Marijuana Program. The petition can be viewed online at http://www.cmmnj.org

Ken Wolski, RN, MPA who serves as Executive Director of CMMNJ requested the department eliminate the excessive $200 annual patient registration fee, stop illegally taxing medical marijuana, end the complex additional registration requirements for doctors, add PTSD as a qualifying condition and simplify program rules for patients under 18.

Wolski is a highly qualified clinician who is a leading professional voice on medical marijuana in New Jersey. His advice is that of a skilled, objective medical expert and public policy professional who leads an organization that works directly with the patients. 

New Jersey should do the compassionate thing and implement the reforms sought by Wolski and the Coalition for Medical Marijuana – New Jersey Inc on behalf of seriously-ill and dying patients in New Jersey.

Eric Hafner
Toms River, New Jersey