Senator Joseph Vitale supports medical marijuana and states that it is a safer alternative to opioids.
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"The medicinal uses of marijuana have been proven safe for years, and yet, in New Jersey we have arbitrarily restricted patients’ access since our program’s inception. In many instances, marijuana can be a safer and even more effective alternative to other pharmaceuticals, particularly in the case of opioids. I’m glad to know that soon, health care providers will be able to offer this important treatment to suffering New Jerseyans."
"From my perspective it's about patients first," Vitale said. "It's not about someone being able to maximize their profits or control the market. It's about how patients are served in a way that makes sense." 6/26/18
"...half a dozen Democratic state senators tell NJ Advance Media they plan to vote "no" on any bill legalizing pot for recreational use by adults, leaving its future cloudy.
They include Sens. Joseph Vitale of Middlesex, Ronald Rice and Richard Codey of Essex, Jeff Van Drew of Cape May, Shirley Turner of Mercer and Brian Stack of Hudson County." 2/23/18
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