As a most cancers survivor dwelling with a number of sclerosis, I’ve skilled many signs over time the place medical marijuana would have made such a distinction in my high quality of life. However with no native dispensary to conveniently receive the product, the dearth of entry and price have been large obstacles to my acquiring aid.
Sadly, I’m not the one affected person in New Jersey with this downside. There are over 110,000 registered medical marijuana sufferers within the state, however simply 14 dispensaries to serve them. This is just too few and the explanation why New Jersey’s medical marijuana just isn’t solely troublesome to entry but additionally the costliest within the nation. And now I’m involved sufferers are being fully ignored with the state so centered on establishing the adult-use leisure market.
The reality is, until New Jersey points extra medical marijuana permits now, sufferers will face even longer wait occasions and provide shortages when adult-use gross sales start later this 12 months. I do know this as a result of it’s precisely what occurred to sufferers in different states that began adult-use marijuana gross sales with so few medical dispensaries up and working.
New Jersey can’t let this occur to sufferers right here. The state ought to difficulty extra medical marijuana permits now and make sufferers a higher precedence.